3 hypothetical trades that would transform the NY Jets' draft

The Jets could make a big splash with these draft trades

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We all knew that the NY Jets were "all-in" once they acquired Aaron Rodgers, but after their incredible free agency, they must push their chips in ever further.

The Jets could continue to build through free agency, but the best way to double down is through the 2024 NFL Draft. Currently holding the No. 10, No. 72, No. 111, No. 134, No. 185, No. 256, and No. 257 picks, the team doesn't have a ton of draft capital but should have enough to make a splash.

Despite acquiring their WR2 in Mike Williams, the Jets could still use another offensive weapon and this year's draft is full of them. Whether it's Marvin Harrison Jr., Malik Nabers, Rome Odunze, or Brock Bowers, the Jets are in a prime spot to bolster their offense. It'll be interesting to see if they can get one of those players at the No. 10 spot.

Mock drafts are a fun offseason pastime, but we all know they mean nothing when the draft actually starts on April 27th. Although many predict that all four of those players will be gone by No. 10, another team or two may trade up to draft a quarterback, leading to a skilled player falling into the Jets' lap.

It's also possible that other teams value those four players highly and jump ahead of the Jets to acquire top-talent. Either way, here are three hypothetical NFL Draft trades involving the Jets.

NY Jets trade up to No. 5 overall

Mar. 22 Draft Trade 1

  • NY Jets acquire: No. 5 overall
  • LA Chargers acquire: No. 10, No. 72, and No. 134 overall

There has been a lot of buzz about the Jets and Los Angeles Chargers potentially making a trade. Although Justin Herbert would love a new WR1 to replace Keenan Allen and Mike Williams, the Chargers could be inclined to trade back to gain even more draft capital, with hopes that an offensive player will still be there at No. 10.

If the Jets traded up to No. 5, they would essentially guarantee themselves one of Marvin Harrison Jr. or Malik Nabers, which could ultimately turn this organization into a legitimate Super Bowl contender.

Imagine a world where this team has Garrett Wilson, Mike Williams, and Nabers or Harrison Jr., lined up with Aaron Rodgers and Breece Hall in the backfield.

If Rodgers stays healthy, this offense would instantly be a top-three unit in the AFC, so if you pair that with an already great Jets' defense, this team could be the most successful one in the past 15 years.