NY Jets trade proposal for Julio Jones No. 1
Let's call this one the straightforward proposal. This is the scenario that we broke down yesterday, and it's the least complex and most "realistic" package that the Jets could offer.
The Falcons would love to get a first-round pick back for Jones, but that seems increasingly unlikely at this stage. The best they could hope for is a second-round pick plus an additional mid-round selection.
That's exactly what the Jets offer here.
The Jets are owners of two picks in Round 2 of the 2022 NFL Draft as a result of the Sam Darnold trade. And in this case, they send the extra second that they acquired in the Darnold deal to Atlanta.
Meanwhile, they still possess their own second-round pick which, at least on paper, would likely be seen as the more valuable selection.
They also have two fifth-round picks (as well as three sixths) thanks to the Avery Williamson trade. The Jets manage to keep their own fifth-rounder again and send the Falcons the fifth they acquired from the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Thus, the Jets still have two firsts and a pick in each of the subsequent four rounds. And, of course, they land Julio Jones.
A fair trade from a value standpoint, and if the Jets were interested in trading for Jones, this is a deal that could work.