5 Jets Trade-Down Scenarios in Upcoming Draft With Selections

The Jets are reportedly eyeing a trade down in this year's. draft which brings a few attractive options for the team in the NFL Draft

Mar 2, 2022; Indianapolis, IN, USA; New York Jets general manager Joe Douglas talks to the media
Mar 2, 2022; Indianapolis, IN, USA; New York Jets general manager Joe Douglas talks to the media / Trevor Ruszkowski-USA TODAY Sports
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Scenario 4: Division Rival Dolphins move up to land top tackle

New York Jets quarterback Zach Wilson tries to elude the pressure of Miami Dolphins defensive tackle
New York Jets quarterback Zach Wilson tries to elude the pressure of Miami Dolphins defensive tackle / Jim Rassol / USA TODAY NETWORK

Here the Dolphins jump to the tenth pick to land their cornerstone offensive tackle in Notre Dame's Joe Alt. The Jets would give up the tenth pick while the Dolphins trade away the 21st, 55th, and their 2025 3rd-round pick. The trade value chart has the Jets giving up 1300 points while acquiring 1150 points in 2024 with the 2025 3rd having a value between 116 points to 265 points.

The Jets would land a coveted playmaker in LSU wide receiver Brian Thomas Jr., who led college football with 17 touchdowns, with the 21st pick. The Jets would then use the 55th pick on Kamren Kinchens, who may be the best safety in the draft and can fill the void that Jordan Whitehead's departure has left.

There are a few downsides for the Jets in this trade-down scenario, starting with the fact that you're helping a division rival. The biggest downside for the Jets is how far down they are trading, eliminating top weapons in Rome Odunze and Brock Bowers as plans.

The return is nice for New York, but you'd have to be blown away to help a division rival while sacrificing value at the top half of the draft.