The NFL has announced that the Jets received four compensatory picks in the 2014 draft, as anticipated.
Three of the compensatory picks, which cannot be traded, will be at the end of the sixth round and one will be at the end of the fourth. The Jets will have 12 picks overall, comprising their own picks, these four and a fourth rounder still owed to them by the Bucs (from the Darrelle Revis trade).
Brian Bassett, TheJetsBlog.comBent wrote extensively about the compensatory picks back in November and nailed that the Jets would be receiving four picks, well before anyone else was writing about the topic. While Bent conservatively estimated that two picks would wind up at the end of the seventh round, the good news here is that those seventh rounders actually escalated into sixth rounders, giving the Jets four picks in the sixth round as outlined above.
The 2014 NFL Draft class broke records with 102 underclassmen declaring. Over a month ago Steelers GM Kevin Colbert (a scout dating back to 1984) gushed about this draft saying “I’ve been doing this 30 years. This is the deepest draft I’ve ever seen.”
So, with one of the most talented groups of players in a generation, the Jets are primed to make big additions to their roster for both 2014 at the top of the draft and in seasons yet to come with some of the less mature redshirt sophomore and junior prospects who will be available on days two and three.