The New York Jets have made their intentions clear when it comes to their plans on draft day with the move they made today. The Jets traded the #6 overall pick along with 3 second round draft picks to the Indianapolis Colts for the #3 overall pick in this year’s draft. The Jets basically used 3 second round picks to move up 3 spots in the draft order. Only reason they’d make such a move is to ensure they get one of the three big name QB’s available.
Josh Rosen, Josh Allen, and Sam Darnold are the big 3 prospects even though Baker Mayfield has entered the conversation. If they moved up to #3 to draft Baker Mayfield then the Jets are dumber than I thought because there’s no way Mayfield is going in the top 5. The Browns are supposedly going to take Sam Darnold at #1, Giants will either take Rosen, Allen, or Barkley at #2, which will force the Jets hand to take whatever one of those guys that the Giants don’t select. I’d be shocked if the Jets took Barkley at #3 if he’s available. Well, actually I wouldn’t be all that shocked, nothing the Jets do at this point will shock me.
The Colts are big time winners with this trade because not only did they add 3 extra second round draft picks, they’re still going to end up getting the guy they want anyways. The Colts want Bradley Chubb. Unless the Browns take Bradley Chubb at #4, which I don’t see happening since their defensive line is already pretty good and they need to address other positions first. The Broncos at #5 will probably take a QB, they have a great pass rush already so adding Chubb doesn’t make much sense for them either. That leaves Chubb available at #6 for the Colts. What a move by them and now their GM is going to look like a genius.
The Jets might’ve given up a lot to move up 3 spots, however if they get the right quarterback it’s more than worth it. What the Bears did last year to move up one spot was much worse, so anyone that thinks this is an outlandish move doesn’t know NFL history all that well. Jets continue to make smart moves this offseason and it’s starting to worry me. What the hell is going on, the Jets making smart moves, nothing makes sense anymore. Anyways, the draft is a month away and it’s going to be very exciting to see how these top 5 picks play out. I don’t think there’s ever been this much uncertainty about who is going where at the top of the draft.