Another week, another NY Jets mock draft. The Jets finished the 2021 season with a 4-13 record, doubling their win total from a year ago, but still recording one of the worst records in the NFL.
If the Jets are going to continue to turn this franchise around and right the ship, they're going to need to make the right moves this offseason to ensure it. And in many ways, this is a make-or-break offseason for general manager Joe Douglas.
Douglas has done a good job of laying the foundation and setting the Jets up for future success. But entering his third offseason with the organization, that future needs to arrive pretty quickly.
The Jets can't afford another four-win season in 2022, not with the resources they have at their disposal this offseason. With heaps of cap space and a ton of draft capital, the Jets have the assets to turn this roster into a playoff contender next year.
To do so, they'll have to make the most of what they have, however. Take the Miami Dolphins as a cautionary tale. General manager Chris Grier possessed all the cap space he could dream of and the most draft capital in the NFL.
But what did he do with it? He wasted it. And now, the Dolphins aren't really much better off than they were before their rebuild. The Jets can't make those same mistakes.
We made use of Pro Football Network's mock simulator for this week's mock, and we did a little moving around on Day 1. You've already seen the title, but what picks and prospects did the Jets net with their two draft-day trades?
There's only one way to find out.