With the No. 3 overall 2019 NFL Draft pick, the New York Jets could decide to trade down. Here are four teams the Jets should consider trading with.
The New York Jets have the No. 3 overall first-round pick in the 2019 NFL Draft. Although the process behind obtaining this pick wasn’t ideal, the Jets have a couple of options.
They can keep their pick, and draft an offensive lineman or whatever direction they decide to go, or they can trade down. The Jets trading down is the most sensible option, as the team could land themselves a decent player and more draft picks.
Currently, the Jets don’t have a second or sixth round pick. There are a few teams that would benefit from trading down in the draft, while still giving the Jets some decent options.
The New York Giants have the No. 6 draft pick. Although that doesn’t seem terrible, the Giants need a quarterback.
Eli Manning isn’t going to last much longer, and Alex Tanney isn’t their answer. The Giants could trade down and give the Jets their first and second-round pick, or an offensive lineman and a second-round pick. With the sixth pick, they could still draft a decent player and gain a second rounder.
Another option would be to trade with the Denver Broncos, who currently have the No. 10 overall pick. The Broncos need to draft a quarterback. Case Keenum isn’t exactly elite.
The Broncos would also benefit from building their defense. A team that once had a dominating defense, has slowly started to fall. Trading down with the Broncos would be ideal for both teams.
Although I am not sure the Jets would want to help their division rivals, the Miami Dolphins would probably offer the world to draft a quarterback. Ryan Tannehill is awful and if the Dolphins want to have a postseason, they’re going to have to eventually part ways.
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The Jets could get a wide receiver and the Dolphins No. 13 overall pick as well as a second or third rounder. Ideally, the Jets need a receiver to go alongside Quincy Enunwa and Robby Anderson. Kenny Stills would make for a great trade.
This last team is more wishful thinking than anything. There have been talks about Antonio Brown wanting to be traded. Although the Pittsburgh Steelers probably won’t let him go, the scenario is ideal for both teams.
The Steelers desperately need an edge rusher. Nick Bosa, Quinnen Williams, and Josh Allen are all projected to be drafted no later than the No. 5 pick. The Steelers currently have the No. 20 overall pick, which means the elite edge rushers will be gone.
If the Jets give the third pick to the Steelers for Brown and a sixth-round pick, the Jets would have that wide receiver they need to complete their receiving corps and the Steelers could focus on their offensive line. Not to mention, the Jets would get their sixth-round pick back.
All-in-all, the Jets have the upper hand entering the 2019 NFL Draft. It will be interesting to see how everything plays out considering their endless options.