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 2: Vegas gambles on a rookie quarterback

Nov 12, 2023; Paradise, Nevada, USA; New York Jets wide receiver Garrett Wilson (17) is tackled by
Nov 12, 2023; Paradise, Nevada, USA; New York Jets wide receiver Garrett Wilson (17) is tackled by / Stephen R. Sylvanie-USA TODAY Sports

The Las Vegas Raiders have a loaded roster outside of the quarterback position after adding Christian Wilkins in free agency. Here the Raiders move up to the tenth pick to select their franchise quarterback in JJ McCarthy.

In this deal the Jets send the 10th pick to Las Vegas in exchange for the 13th pick in the draft and the 44th pick. The draft value chart has the Jets trading away 1300 points while adding 1610 points. The value would be lopsided in the Jets favor as the Raiders would need to jump the Vikings.

The Jets would be able to use the 13th overall pick on Brock Bowers or Rome Odunze, depending whom the Jets value more. The Jets could then use the 44th pick on Georgia wide receiver Ladd McConkey or any of the safety prospects.

This is one of the most ideal trade possibilities for the Jets as they stay in the range of the top weapons in the class. New York gets a lopsided package because of the Vikings and Broncos need for a quarterback while it wouldn't be shocking if the Jets got an even bigger return.

The only risk for the Jets is that some team could trade ahead of them to then select Brock Bowers or Rome Odunze but, the value here is too hard to pass up.