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

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3. The NY Jets could trade up

After discussing the likelihood of trading back in the draft let's flip it. What if the Jets decide to trade up in the draft? How might this look, or what scenario might present itself to make this happen?
I think there are a few ways this might shake out.

With recent rumors emerging that a few teams have inquired about getting San Francisco 49'ers quarterback Trey Lance at a bargain after a disappointing two seasons, what if teams started to call about Zach Wilson?

Let's say that a team like the Houston Texans, who are not at all sold on C.J. Stroud, decide to take Will Anderson at pick two. Needing someone to come in and compete at quarterback, they call the Jets and offer a couple of late picks, say a fourth and a fifth-round selection.

Might the Jets then turn around and move up, with some of that additional ammunition, into the top 10 to ensure they get the offensive tackle or impact player they want? They would have to consider a move, at the very least.

Another option here is if a Rodgers deal gets done before the NFL draft. What if Rodgers gets traded on say, Monday? He arrives in New York, meets with team officials, and tells them he wants Broderick Jones at all costs.

Knowing that a few teams ahead of them also target Jones, they need to move up to ensure they get him. Would they package what picks they have left to make that move? Again, something to consider.

In a wild scenario, what if one of the quarterbacks starts really falling down the board? Say C.J. Stroud slips to pick eight, as many insiders are pointing that could happen.

Teams are put off by something on his tape, and after Houston passes, so too do a lot of the other teams, opting for Will Levis and Anthony Richardson instead.

The Jets, who love Stroud, see him sitting there for the taking. Would they say forget Rodgers, move up, and take the quarterback of the future? They would save a ton of money, draft picks, and future issues in that scenario.

Despite the interesting options and scenarios presented to move up, I again don't see this as particularly likely. The Jets have their sights set firmly on Rodgers and Rodgers alone, and the top of the draft tackles are not separated by much.

The likelihood that the Jets would include a lot of draft capital to move up to select one specifically is not a strong likelihood. For what it's worth, I also don't think a single other team has any interest in Zach Wilson, either.