Jets Reportedly Eyeing Trade of No. 10 Pick

The Jets are eyeing an unexpected move as the NFL Draft approaches

Apr 26, 2023; Florham Park, NJ, USA; New York Jets general manager Joe Douglas (left) quarterback
Apr 26, 2023; Florham Park, NJ, USA; New York Jets general manager Joe Douglas (left) quarterback / Tom Horak-USA TODAY Sports

The New York Jets are reportedly eyeing a move out of the tenth overall pick in the upcoming NFL Draft. According to Rich Cimini of ESPN the Jets are hoping that a quarterback-needy team will offer a trade for the Jets' first-round pick.

The issue for New York is that in all likelihood, the top quarterbacks in this draft will all be taken well before the Jets pick at ten. The team will need an early run on receivers and tackles in order for their dream of a trade-down to come true.

If the Jets are able to trade out of the tenth pick, they'll likely acquire picks in return to replace the draft capital they gave up to acquire Haason Reddick.

New Yok would then likely target some of this draft's middle class of wide receivers or look to add defensive help. The players to watch are wide receivers Brian Thomas Jr, Adonai Mitchell, Ladd McConkey, and Keon Coleman. The names outside of wide receiver are cornerbacks Cooper Dejean, Nate Wiggins, and Kool-Aid McKinstry.

The Jets trading out makes little sense unless offered a king's ransom

The Jets moving out of the tenth selection would be head-scratching unless they receive an offer they cant refuse. The team is in win-now mode with Aaron Rodgers and with the tenth pick, they'll be able to land an instant impact player compared to gambling on a player in the second half of the draft.

Adding a weapon of the caliber of Brock Bowers or Rome Odunze would make this offense far more dangerous than we've seen in the past ten years. The Jets are in the position where they need to add difference makers, not depth pieces.

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