The New York Jets made headlines all over the football world for trading up in the 2018 NFL Draft. Here’s a look at their updated draft order after the big trade.
When it comes to the New York Jets, they mean business when it comes to finally solving their biggest issue on the roster. For what seems like forever now, the Jets haven’t had a franchise quarterback under center that is capable enough to push the franchise to greater heights. Hopefully, that is all about to change in the 2018 NFL Draft.
The Jets made a blockbuster trade this offseason with the Indianapolis Colts to move up from the No. 6 overall pick to No. 3. The move did cost them a whole lot but in the grand scheme of things, it needed to happen.
Having a golden opportunity to draft their next franchise quarterback, the Jets still have six picks left in this year’s draft to address other areas of need. They’ve had a very good offseason so far with their free agent acquisitions as many have given them passing grades but it will all hopefully come together with what the Jets ultimately do in April.
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Following the big trade, the Jets have six selections in the 2018 NFL Draft which means they can still draft a quarterback, add more pass rush specialists, and of course, bolster their offensive line even further.
Here’s a list of draft picks they currently have available which was confirmed by Ethan Greenburg of NewYorkJets.com:
No. 3 (Round 1)No. 72 (Round 3)No. 107 (Round 4)No. 157 (Round 5)No. 179 (Round 6)No. 235 (Round 7)
At this point in time, the Jets are in a very good position to leave this year’s draft with a full class ready to make some serious noise both this upcoming season and beyond. For a team that is taking its time rebuilding the right way, it’s great to see the Jets doing all the right things for a brighter future.
Make no mistake about it, it might not happen in 2018 but in 2019 and later, the Jets should be at a point to be a playoff-contending team. Once they get a young franchise quarterback under center with the upside to be an impact player for many years to come, the Jets will return to being a force to reckon with.