Draft Day: What’s the scenario?

Brian Bassett, TheJetsBlog.com

Tonight marks the first round the 2014 NFL Draft. The Jets are slated to pick No. 18 overall tonight, but what scenarios might play themselves out? Here’s three the three most obvious discussed in generalities…

USATSI_7624195_110579513_lowresTrade up — There’s been talk that the Jets might be willing to trade up in the first round tonight. The object of their affections is said to be Odell Beckham Jr. Beckham is regarded as the third-best receiver in this class of very good receivers, but we’re skeptical that the Jets would give up a raft of picks to move into the top ten picks to take the third best receiver when the player at the position they might get with their original pick (Oregon State WR Brandin Cooks) could be used in a similar capacity.

If they are trading up, it would make more sense that they are targeting Clemson WR Sammy Watkins or Texas A&M WR Mike Evans, the first and second best player at the position respectively and the two players with Julio Jones / Calvin Johnson / AJ Green potential in this draft class.

Hang tight — If the Jets let the draft come to them, the might not get the optimal player in the first round, but some player that they like a lot is going to slide to them at either cornerback, tight end, receiver or offensive line. The Jets are said to have kept in touch with the draft’s top quarterbacks … would they complicate the Vick/Smith situation if the right player slides to them tonight?

Trade back — No one is talking about this possibility, but there’s rampant speculation that some of the 2014 class’s best quarterbacks might not go as high as expected. Manziel was out of NFL Network talent Mike Mayock’s Top 15 in his latest mock (though Mayock is more idealist than pragmatist when it comes to mock drafting) draft. Teddy Bridgewater might be tumbling too.

Could the Jets move back in the first round and pick up a player like TCU CB Jason Verrett along with some second or third day picks as a result?




80 comments
bharper42
bharper42

I like garoppolo in the 3rd at best 4th is just right.  mariotta next yr. is the qb imo.  this yr.  all about the WR/TE.

a57se
a57se

"Jets are doing a lot of groundwork for QBs that may land in the first round or early in the 2nd round. Watch for Carr, watch for Garoppolo." - Ian Rapoport 

Interesting......would TJB blow up if the Jets took Carr at 18?

Pat d
Pat d

Looking at the Mock Draft Contest earlier.

Am I the only one that thinks Dri Archer is a 6th rounder.

Hey Joey, you afraid to make your picks.

I say let Hank make Miami's picks.

Hoz
Hoz

new thread is up they are on a row now

joemustgo
joemustgo

Would like to see them trade one of their 4's for a pick next year, assuming they can find a buyer.

Pat d
Pat d

I'm not a fan of the Jets moving down in round 1. The Jets have the most picks this draft. Don't really need more. Not really a fan of moving up in round 1 either. Moving up in the other rounds could make sense.

Yesterday someone brought up the idea of moving up in round 1 and getting one of the top o-linemen. If one of the top o-linemen are there at 12 it would be a move worth thinking about.

1969JAN12th
1969JAN12th

Brian....it's not fair that you are so analytical  in your approach. 

trade up ?...trade back ?...hang tight?...


We need to do all three to be successful tonight; I say trade all our picks !...or maybe not.

I think I need another drink.........

Marvel
Marvel

Stay put. Watkins is going top 5 so no point in trading up.



BPA at 18 will be Ha-Ha, Cooks, Dennard, Fuller, Obj, Pryor (don't like him), Ebron etc


WE will get talent. And we need our top 6 picks.


MPTG_Frank
MPTG_Frank

I can't watch anymore Sammy Watkins tape. His hands are so good. It makes me sad we can't get him.

Kyle Ely
Kyle Ely

Trade up with Minn for Evans

jdb4
jdb4

I firmly believe the Jets do not need to move up for anyone.  Let everyone else waste their picks moving around, if the Jets stand where they are one player that they like will fall to them; whether it is Cooks, Pryor or Ebron.  


If they don't however a trade down is an equal possibility because I believe Cleveland will want to get ahead of Arizona to draft Carr.

a57se
a57se

@bharper42  

I like Garoppolo in the second round to someone else.

Hazard2012
Hazard2012

@Pat d  


I think the fifth round is as late as I'd want to wait to grab either Dri or DAT...and feel that landing one of them is important enough to our O and ST that I'd take them at 137 to make sure I got him.    

jsadolph
jsadolph

@Pat d

I think Hank could do very well with San Fransisco's picks.  The Mangenius has got to have some pull in their draft.

SackDance99
SackDance99

@Pat d I'm not against moving up, but the price is everything.  Tanny, IMO, moved up way too much.  Great for Revis, not so good for Keller, Greene, Clemens or Sanchez.

bobbyj
bobbyj

This is a gonna be an off the wall draft. I think that the Texans are desperately trying to move out of the one hole ( Mario Williams anyone) they won't be able to pull the load of pics that a one usually would. I also think that the Texans would prefer not to see Manzeil go to the Cowboys ( Manzeil is a posoin pill for them ) I've never seen so many different mochs, with so many different players at the top. From what I can see, there is very little defined order in the top 10-15 pics

Zartan
Zartan

@MPTG_Frank  The scar that Sammy has going down his knee, tells of a unwritten story. 

jdb4
jdb4

@Kyle Ely Evans won't get past 7, probably not even past 5.

Pat d
Pat d

No way do I want the Jets to move back to 26

Zartan
Zartan

@jdb4  There are no Jordans, Shaqs etc in this draft, get what you can where you can. I don't see a problem with trading later picks for higher picks, though.


I guess it's more of, if the price and player is right

Pat d
Pat d

Clowney, Mack, Watkins, Evans, Bortles and 3 o- linemen in the top 10.

That only leaves 2 spots.

I think the top 10 is pretty well defined,

Pat d
Pat d

Evans will not be drafted top 5. No way

a57se
a57se

@jdb4 @Kyle Ely 

I've been reading reports that Oakland has Evans higher on their board than Watkins......and that they are not the only team.

Pat d
Pat d

It takes most WRs 3 years. I think with Hill's college production it will take longer.

SackDance99
SackDance99

@Pat d Too gloomy an assessment.  NFL coaching is so vastly superior to college coaching and the off-season training so much more vigorous that he should be able to prove his worth before the end of his contract.

Pat d
Pat d

It was a mistake to take Hill in the 2nd. It may take Hill 5-6 years to develop because of his lack of play in college.

SackDance99
SackDance99

@Mike Milea @SackDance99@BrendanAs we found with Gholston, sometimes God-given size and speed don't translate onto the football field.  Like I said, I'm giving him the benefit of the doubt and his 2nd round deal isn't expensive.  So, for me, the real issue comes when his deal is up after 2015.

joemustgo
joemustgo

@Mike Milea @SackDance99 @Brendan  Depends on whose roster spot he takes up. There is a downside to keeping him around if he's not contributing. Plus, he missed 9 games in two years. Not exactly durable.

Mike Milea
Mike Milea

@SackDance99 @Brendan  Rex said it best... you cant teach 6"4. But you can teach and drill into a 6"4's head that he has the physical ability to go up and get the ball. He's a very eager player, he's young, and he's even worth keeping past this year because if he ever does get "it"... like Rex said, you cant teach 6"4.

SackDance99
SackDance99

@Brendan @SackDance99I'm very conflicted about him.  I just haven't seen him have the ability to use his physical gifts.  Too bad we can't put Kerley's brain into Hill's body.  But, on the chance he finally gets "it", I'm not labeling him a bust, yet.  He has better measurables than AJ Green's...can't give up on him, yet.

Brendan
Brendan

@SackDance99 Age/experience/physical ability? 


He's still,what, 22? Costs nothing, has some great physical tools...it makes sense to give him this year to either shake the bust label, or have it engraved in bronze. 

a57se
a57se

@Pat d  

I'd take Manziel over the others......

Might as well cover them all....we just need someone who would take Carr!

Pat d
Pat d

I think one QB goes top 10. I wouldn't take Bortles but Teddy Bridgewater

bobbyj
bobbyj

Do you think Bortles goes that high

WW85
WW85

@Pat d  I've seen many mocks where Bortles goes bottom 1st. He's no lock