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NY Jets: 3 players to trade up for in the 2021 NFL Draft

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NY Jets Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports
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NY Jets Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports
NY Jets Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

The NY Jets seem locked into BYU quarterback Zach Wilson with the No. 2 overall selection. But plans appear to be a little bit murkier for their second first-round pick.

Mock drafts have the Jets selecting over a dozen different players at that spot with analysts predicting the team will address a variety of different positions.

Some have the Jets staying put and addressing one of their biggest needs such as offensive line or cornerback. Others have them going for a standout defensive player such as an edge rusher or a linebacker.

A few mocks even have the Jets adding another skill player on offense in the form of a wide receiver or running back. But what if the Jets don’t stay put at 23?

What if the Jets decide to trade up? Who might they target?

General manager Joe Douglas has left open the possibility that the Jets could move up from 23 if a certain player they want is still on the board. How far they might move up depends on which players are still available.

Either way, it’s certainly an option they could consider.

The Jets have an abundance of draft capital meaning that they could afford to pay the price to move up a few picks if the value is there. After all, they need both day-one starters and long-term building blocks.

Which players could the Jets target in a trade-up? We take a look at a few possible options.

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