NY Jets are looking to trade up in Round 2 of the 2020 NFL Draft

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The NY Jets stayed quiet on Day 1, not making any trades in the first round of the NFL Draft. Ahead of Day 2, they may be looking to trade up.

The 2020 NFL Draft is in full swing as Round 1 has been wrapped up and Day 2 is hours away. There were rumors circling that the NY Jets would try to move up in round one for a top offensive tackle, but they stayed put and got their guy, Mekhi Becton, at the 11th pick.

Now, ahead of Day 2, which will include the second and third round, the Jets are back on the phones, looking to move up in Round 2.

They certainly have the ammunition to pull a trade off. Gang Green has three picks tonight, including one second-round pick and two third-round picks.

They also have four more picks on Day 3. You can also keep in mind that Avery Williamson and Henry Anderson were reportedly available as of yesterday, according to Manish Mehta.

Jets ILB Avery Williamson is available.

Another name to monitor: DE Henry Anderson

— Manish Mehta (@MMehtaNYDN) April 23, 2020

If Joe Douglas really likes a player that may not fall to the 48th pick, he has more than enough resources to move up and get his guy. The question is, who would that player be?

The Jets have a glaring need at wide receiver. There are still several high-quality receivers available, including Denzel Mims, Michael Pittman Jr., and Tee Higgins.

However, there are several players on the defensive side of the ball that shockingly slipped out of the first round. Ian Rapoport believes the Jets are looking at a cornerback.

Some buzz on Round 2:— Among the players the #Bengals like at No. 33 are Ross Blocklock & Denzel Mims.— #Colts (34) & #Dolphins (39) open to moving out.— #Saints (CB? LB?), #Jets (CB?), #Jaguars (OT?), #Falcons among the teams who have made calls to move up.

— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) April 24, 2020

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Kristian Fulton is the most notable cornerback still on the board. He was projected to be a first-rounder, however a few names leaped ahead of him in round one, such as Damon Arnette and Noah Igbinoghene.

Most Jets fans have been devoted to getting Sam Darnold as much help as possible in this draft.

However, cornerback is an obvious need for the Jets on the defensive side of the ball, and Fulton is a very good player. It wouldn’t be shocking to see Douglas show heavy interest in the former LSU cornerback.

There are also a few edge rushers still on the board that could have been taken in Round 1. A.J. Epenesa and Yetur Gross-Matos both fell out of the first round, and are both more than likely second-round picks.

It was reported yesterday that Douglas could be interested in strengthening the Jets’ pass rush, and both of these guys would make sense.

Jets want to help Sam Darnold.

They also want to improve their pass rush. And they don't care where players are projected to go by you or me.

Remember that.

— Manish Mehta (@MMehtaNYDN) April 23, 2020

Whether it would be for a wide receiver, cornerback or edge rusher, moving up in Round 2 makes a lot of sense for New York. Douglas has the resources to pull off a trade.

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Don’t be surprised if the Jets are on the clock before the 48th pick tonight.