5 options the NY Jets could explore with the No. 13 pick in the 2023 NFL Draft

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2. The NY Jets could trade down

Here is an intriguing option for the Jets. When I most recently completed my own mock draft, this is exactly what happened.

With the top three offensive tackles off the board, none of the top quarterbacks still on the board, and a lot of inquiring teams looking to move up, I was able to slide back seven spots, add an additional second-round selection, and still get a player at an important position.

If that above situation presented itself, I think the Jets would really have to consider moving down the draft board and adding additional picks. This becomes even more likely if the Rodgers deal sends one of either picks 42 or 43 to Green Bay because of the ability to recoup that draft capital sent out.

Although general manager Joe Douglas does not often trade back in the draft, this would be a unique situation where his original targets are already all taken, and following up a blockbuster trade would need to replenish his draft ammunition.

Moving back and targeting another position of need later or addressing the offensive line later in the round would make a ton of sense for the Jets.

This outcome is a strong possibility. I don't necessarily believe all three of the tackles will be taken by 13, and even if so, the Jets still might move on a guy like Darnell Wright out of Tennessee in a bit of a reach move.

With that in mind, I rank this as a possibility, but not likely to happen.