Rich Cimini of ESPN NY is reporting that the New York Jets are looking to trade their first round (30th) pick in tonight’s NFL Draft.
Citing an executive from another team: “I think they’re hoping for a quarterback-desperate team from the top of the second to call them.”
Cimini says that, knowing the Jets are leaning towards NT Phil Taylor, Butler and OLB Akeem Ayers, UCLA; if those two are gone and the Jets could recoup a second round pick lost last year in the Antonio Cromartie deal, look for a deal to be made.
The various teams with low second round picks in need of a QB are the Bills at 34, Bengals at 35, Cardinals at 38, Titans at 39 and Redskins at 41.
ESPN Scouts, Inc. list Taylor as the 26th prospect in the draft and Ayers as the 34th prospect in the draft so there is a good chance both will be available come the Jets pick at 30. With some luck, the Jets could trade out of the first and still get one of the two with a low second round pick.