Heading into the 2017 NFL Draft, would it make sense for the New York Jets to consider trading down in the first round? Here’s to making a case as to why it might actually make sense.
The New York Jets have an interesting situation on their hands. At this point in time, they have the No. 6 overall pick in the 2017 NFL Draft. There are a number of different scenarios that could play out between now and the start of tonight’s draft but for the most part, the hottest topic of conversation in Jets Nation has been if they should consider trading down.
As per the draft trade value chart, the No. 6 overall pick is worth 1,600 points which means the Jets would be able to stockpile several more draft picks which is something general manager Mike Maccagan loves to do. In the grand scheme of things, having more draft picks is ideal when it comes to the current state of the franchise.
The truth of the matter is, the Jets are in a rebuilding phase. They have no established franchise quarterback, an abysmal defensive secondary, and an offense that lacks any major talent that can consistently score touchdowns. As of now, the Jets are a terrible team that many have already written off for next season due to their tough schedule.
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Trading down from the No. 6 overall pick would help the Jets accumulate more picks to add even more talent to various parts of the team. It would be a wise move by Maccagnan since he’ll be able to move down, get younger at more positions on the team, and allow him to work his magic in making the future of the Jets a bright one.
If the Jets aren’t enamored with a premier player or two at No. 6, it would make a ton of sense to trade down and then really find some superb talent that fit the vision he has for the future. Of course, it’s easier said that done but over the course of the day and leading up to the start of Round 1 at night, Maccagnan’s phone will undoubtedly be busy as there are several teams that are interested in moving up in the draft order to the No. 6 overall spot.