NY Jets draft order: Where do the Jets pick after Week 16?

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The NY Jets may have managed a win against the lowly Jacksonville Jaguars in Week 16, but that doesn't mean their draft position took a major hit. Far from it, in fact.

As of Monday morning, the Jets are still projected to pick fourth and sixth overall in this year's draft as a direct result of a couple of outcomes.

The most obvious was the Seattle Seahawks loss to the Chicago Bears that saw Seattle fall to 5-10 on the season, tied with the Bears and the Carolina Panthers.

The Jets' victory prevented them from moving up any higher with their own draft selection and likely means they won't be able to land the No. 1 overall pick. However, the Houston Texans' victory means that both teams are now 4-11 with Houston having the slight tiebreaker due to strength of schedule.

Here's a look at the current top-10, per Tankathon.

1. Jacksonville Jaguars: 2-13
2. Detroit Lions: 2-12-1
3. Houston Texans: 4-11
4. New York Jets: 4-11
5. New York Giants: 4-11
6. Seattle Seahawks --> New York Jets: 5-10
7. Carolina Panthers: 5-10
8. Chicago Bears --> New York Giants: 5-10
9. Washington Football Team: 6-9
10. Atlanta Falcons: 7-8

The NY Jets have two top-6 picks in the 2022 NFL Draft at the moment

The Dallas Cowboys' Sunday night thrashing of the Washington Football Team gave Seattle the slight lead in strength of schedule over Carolina pushing them all the way up to the No. 6 overall pick.

So, despite the Jets' victory in Week 16, they still gained two spots of draft position with that Seahawks pick moving up from eight to six. All in all, it was a productive day for Gang Green.

The Jets also own the 35th overall pick, the 38th pick (Sam Darnold trade), 69th pick, 109th pick (Sam Darnold trade), 115th pick (Chris Herndon trade), 144th pick, and the 156th pick (Avery Williamson trade).

They have two first-round picks, two second-rounders, one third, two fourths, and two fifths. It's safe to say that general manager Joe Douglas will have his fair share of draft capital to make use of this offseason.

There will be a ton of shifting in the draft order over the final two weeks of the season with the strength of schedule tiebreaker in flux.

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But no matter the result, it's hard to complain about the amount of draft capital the Jets possess.