5 draft prospects the NY Jets could trade back into Round 1 for

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4. The NY Jets could target playmaker Treylon Burks

The Jets have a few needs to fill at the top of this draft, and if they’re confident that they can make a trade happen for Treylon Burks, they may look for edge, cornerback, and then Burks, and that would be an all-time great first round haul.

Burks brings everything the Jets could want alongside Elijah Moore and Corey Davis, and surrounding Zach Wilson with weapons is something no Jets fan would ever complain about. Making this splashy trade would show how committed this team is to a high octane passing attack.

2021 was a standout year for Burks as he totaled over 1,000 yards on 66 catches with 11 touchdowns, and if he could come anywhere near that in the NFL, he may become the No. 1 stud the Jets have been searching for.

5. The NY Jets could target edge rusher George Karlaftis

In the unlikely circumstances that the Jets ignore edge rusher with picks No. 4 and No. 10 (in that case, the picks would likely be tackle, wide receiver, or cornerback), they could come back in the 20s and look at the powerful rusher George Karlaftis.

Karlaftis is one of the strongest rushers in the draft, and with his motor and desire, he may fit in perfectly with head coach Robert Saleh. He could become a powerful combination with the returning Carl Lawson in 2022.

This may be the most unlikely pick on the list, as the Jets are all but certain to look at Kayvon Thibodeaux, Jermaine Johnson, or another top tier edge rusher.

But Joe Douglas has had two good drafts, and if he can play this one right and land three top-tier talents, the Jets may be on the rise yet again.