Jets awarded four compensatory picks in 2014 draft

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.com

Bent 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.




278 comments
AutosSetsNBA
AutosSetsNBA

@JetsTalkLine Best bet, trade Geno+big picks to get into this year's top 3. Geno is no franchise QB. There's 3 potential HOFers this year.

Jerry Colfer
Jerry Colfer

Deepest draft in 30 years and we have 12 picks…NICE!!!!

UncleJoesJetFarm
UncleJoesJetFarm

Rex getting his fire back! Says"watch out for the jets!"  He also says we might see both Geno and Vick out on the field together in packages. As for DJax, Rex is playing it real close to the vest and not saying anything.


DJax seems like a greedy Revis and the Malcontent diva Holmes all rolled into one. He said" I talked to big Chip"   That sounds very condescending in my opinion. I think this cat would be trouble.

dobermite
dobermite

I was really hoping for a 4, 5 and two 6's.

I really wanted that extra 5 and I think it should have been a 5 for losing Keller.

Hoz
Hoz

what are our chances of getting 6 starters out of 12 picks?

Ed D
Ed D

The picks are great but we are woeful in the secondary right now with 30 million in cap room


I hope Woody isn't serious with the "win-now" mode...cause thats a joke...we aren't even the best team in our division


All we've done is upgrade one position...the picks are GREAT dont get me wrong...but you need a mix of quality vets and young players...cause if we go at the rate we are going now...somebody else is going to be coaching all these players that John Idzik picked while Rex Ryan was the coach...that my friend is the definition of dysfunction

Nick Congello
Nick Congello

This draft reminds of the 2011 draft a lot.. Most players panned out and many became studs quickly. The jets can definitely find an elite talent at 18 but they can also trade up for a perennial all pro. I think Watkins fits that bill.

Ed D
Ed D

Jets need to hit on a lot of these picks though...we need the 4th and 5th to develop and maintain some kind of role on the team

lagoo
lagoo

Wow Stephen hill is still only 22

Pat d
Pat d

Hopefully after he is cut

bob
bob

@jake100


Jake! I need you to hold the fort down..... I go outside

Pat d
Pat d

Geno and Vick both on the field. Let the starter play and the back up be just that, a back up. And $hit can the wildcat.

gusto
gusto

Kyle Fuller is my current favorite at 18. He was outstanding in coverage last season, has the hands to create turnovers, and he's like an in-the-box safety when he's playing the run. You put him and an ascending Dee Milliner at the corners to go along with our D Line and you're really doing something major. With or without DeSean Jackson, I would take Kyle Fuller.

Brendan
Brendan

@Hoz  Starters? Who knows. But you can certainly get six legitimate contributors. With the way many positions rotate, that's just as important in some cases. 

bob
bob

@Hoz

And maybe 1/2 way threw the season the rooks will really start coming on. And the ones who are starters  near the last quarter may be shakers and movers.

Marty Luc
Marty Luc

@Hoz  difficult… we already got 5 starters from last year's draft. if those players continue to start and the jets also go out and pick up veterans to start at some other positions, then how could the jets also have 6 players that eventually start from this year's draft? 


but i can see 6 players that eventually contribute drafted this year. 

Pat d
Pat d

4 starters would be good and a little more realistic

jenkins
jenkins

@Hoz  I think it's doable if you include undrafted FA's and if you project them starting within 3 years. I can see starters at RG,TE, WR, OLB, ILB, CB, and S with excellent scouting and a little luck.

a57se
a57se

@Ed D  

You are WAY too negative!

We're gonna compete for the SB!

Hoz
Hoz

@Ed D  we have 30 mil in cap space & 12 picks our future is bright Idzik have to be creative though.

Pat d
Pat d

Watkins most likely be the 4th or 5th player taken in the draft. It would be too costly to move up that much. Depending on how the draft unfolds I could see the Jets moving up 4 to 6 spots to get Evans or Lee.

ganggrncap
ganggrncap

@lagoo


Definitely time for him to develop and improve but mst of us don't have the patence to wait and see...

Ceifus Hornswoggle
Ceifus Hornswoggle

@Pat d  

How funny will it be when we get Jackson, go 6 and 10, and lose the locker room.  All while Sanchez wins a Super Bowl with the Eagles. 

bklyndude
bklyndude

@gusto     Fuller could be the 3rd CB drafted and he could go in the first round.  He looks like a guy that Rex would love.

Zartan
Zartan

@gusto  Agree, there's a lot of good talent to be had through rds 4. I would prefer Gilberts talent but Fuller may fit the scheme(i'd take talent 1st). I think Fuller is a late 1st early 2nd, that's why more picks is better.I have 15 DBs and 10 WRs that i think will be productive in the NFL.

Pat d
Pat d

Fuller in round 1 is a reach. Round 2 would be good but like Roby better in the 2nd.

Brendan
Brendan

@a57se Don't you ever get tired of mocking strawmen? 

Ed D
Ed D

@ganggrncap @lagooHard to have patience in the NFL though...where so many young guys contribute


Hill was taken to start right away and he wasnt ready for it...he can make plays, we've seen him do it...just has to be more consistent


His physical talent is undeniable but he is lacking in football IQ...hopefully the game is slowing down for him

Pat d
Pat d

LOL, I edited my own comment

Brendan
Brendan

@jake100 I'm happy that after you admitted saying a certain phrase sounds condescending you decided to use it on me. 

Zartan
Zartan

@Ed D @ganggrncap @lagoo  No way the FO is that stupid, I see mega star talent in Hill but no way he was projected to be the man until at the start of the up coming season. Any ridiculous fan should know better.


This season will be on Hill, this is the year where he tells himself if he wants this. There's is no doubt that Hill, like Sanchez, has the talent, does he have the intangibles? 

GratefulJet
GratefulJet

@Ed D   Still hard to cut him , so we probably wont go after another free agent receiver until after the draft.  They know there is a good chance we end up with 2 since it's so deep in them.