JETSerious' 2013 NFL Mock Draft: New York Jets Trade For Geno Smith

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17. Pittsburgh Steelers
Jarvis Jones
DE, Georgia

18. Dallas Cowboys
Johnathan Hankins
DT, Ohio State

19. New York Giants
Tyler Eifert
TE, Notre Dame

20. Chicago Bears
Kennan Allen
WR, California

21. Cincinnati Bengals
DJ Fluker
OT, Missouri

22. St. Louis Rams (from Washington)
Kenny Viccaro
S, Texas

23. Minnesota Vikings
Tavon Austin
WR, West Virginia

24. Indianapolis Colts
Jonathan Cooper
G, North Carolina

25. Minnesota Vikings (from Seattle)
Kevin Minter

26. Green Bay Packers
Alec Olgletree
ILB, Georgia

27. Houston Texans
Denadre Hopkins
WR, Clemson

28. Denver Broncos
Eddie Lacy
RB, Alabama

29. New England Patriots
Matt Elam
S, Florida

30. Atlanta Falcons
Damontre Moore
DE, Texas A&M

31. San Francisco 49ers
Giovanni Bernard
RB, North Carolina

32. Baltimore Ravens
Manti Te’o
ILB, Notre Dame


Blockbuster Trade

It’s difficult to assume any potential trades in the first round of the draft, but we gave it a shot based on team needs.

With Buffalo in need of a QB with the #8 pick in the draft (one spot ahead of the Jets #9), the Jets would have to jump the Bills to grab their signal caller.

In this case, the Jets found a trade partner in the Arizona Cardinals. But why would the Cardinals want to trade down? The answer (whether you agree or disagree) is in this article. Basically, newly hired Head Coach Bruce Arians’ is confident in QB Drew Stanton, having coached him in Indianapolis. There’s a lot of speculation to whether or not Arians’ is using this as a smokescreen, but we’ll take him for his word in this mock draft.

With that being said, the Cardinals can really use an offensive tackle to help solidify their atrocious offensive line of 2012. And with the top two offensive tackles of the draft (Luke Joeckel and Eric Fisher) going in the top 5 picks of this mock, they could consider trading down. If the Cardinals believe they can get the next best tackle in Lane Johnson later in round one, why reach for him at#7 overall? They won’t, giving the Jets an ideal trade partner (assuming Geno Smith is available).

Overall Trade Value

For the Jets to move up two spots, you’d think they would have to give up a mid-to-late round selection… along with the #9 overall pick. In this case, we’re going with a 4th round pick.

So in conclusion, the Jeits get the #7 overall pick and select Geno Smith.

In return, the Cardinals get the #9 overall selection, along with the Jets 4th round pick.

Again, it’s difficult to assume any trades when doing a mock draft. But the trade does make sense, and effects the remaining selections in the first round… mainly DE Barkevious Mingo dropping to the Chargers at 11, DE BJ Werner dropping to the Saints at 15, and DE Javis Jones dropping all the way to #17 Pittsburgh Steelers.

Regardless of who trades up for a QB, whether it’s the Jets, Bills, or Cardinals, one thing is for sure… a trade for West Virginia’s Geno Smith on draft day, will certainly pave the way for the remaining teams of the 1st round in the 2013  NFL Draft.


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