1. NY Jets trade a second-round pick for Jessie Bates
This is the most straightforward proposal in this article, and it's one that the Jets could actually consider, depending on Bates' asking price on an extension.
While Bengals fans would love to recoup a first-round pick for Bates, it just isn't realistic at this stage. The 25-year-old is coming off a down year and his trade value is tied to an extension that he'll have to sign with his new team.
They just aren't going to get a first-round pick for him if he's traded, barring any type of Jamal Adams-like fleece. A second-round pick is probably about as good as they're going to do.
The question then for Bengals owner/general manager Mike Brown becomes, is it even worth it to trade Bates? It's highly likely that Brown would balk at this type of trade offer, which is why it remains very improbable that Bates is actually moved this summer.
The Bengals may have a young roster, but they're very much in win-now mode after making it all the way to the Super Bowl last season. Trading away one of the team's best players for a future asset isn't really what Brown is looking to do.
For the Jets, however, it's fun to imagine what the team's secondary could look like with Bates in the fold. A second-round pick is nothing to scoff at, but it might just be worth it to add a true star to their defense.