Jets set to pick 18th in first round of 2014 NFL Draft

Brian Bassett, TheJetsBlog.com

Now that the 2013 season is in the books, the top 20 teams have been ordered for the 2014 NFL Draft. The Jets finished the season 8-8, along with six other teams, but their .488 strength of schedule put them towards the back of the line in that group, in front of only the Miami Dolphins. The good news for the Jets? As the rounds roll on, New York will steadily climb up in the 8-8 group through the first five rounds.

While Bent projects the Jets could have upwards of 12 picks (jump down to conclusions) through trades and compensatories, there is also the remaining Buccaneers pick from the Revis trade. Assuming that the Bucs don’t “cut” Revis to then re-sign him days later to avoid giving up their 2014 third rounder in favor of a fourth, it looks like the Jets will gain the fifth pick in the third round. That pick would give the Jets three picks in the 2014 NFL Draft’s top 69 and four picks in the draft’s top 80.




55 comments
Indiana Jones
Indiana Jones

Any chance Revis will want to come home to the NYJ?

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I dont think Ebron is the right pick at #18, I would opt for a WR like Mike Evans , Marquise Lee, or Sammy Watkins.   You can pick up a quality TE later on or sign a FA like Garret Graham

eric88
eric88

ww85 -- I agree with you but the Jets are actually asking for him to run more and most of his runs are called plays designed for him to run. Unusual.

Nikos Psara Konstantantakopoulos
Nikos Psara Konstantantakopoulos

ebron In the first  & the receiver from Vanderbilt in the second...also we go after  TJ (SAFTEY) Cleveland & orakpo as FA

eric88
eric88

Hope Jets trade up to get 5or 6 top end draftees. That will supplement their FA signings and give them a total of 10 to12 very good to elite players.

ww85
ww85

Geno won the game with his legs. He needs to develop as a pocket passer to survive long term in the NFL. But once he has better weapons & gains experience, he's got a decent shot. I still want to see competition in camp, from both a vet & a draftee or Simms.

nesboogie
nesboogie

Draft a TE in the 1st, ehhhhhhhhhh

nesboogie
nesboogie

Bleacher said we had 17th pick lol

jaym
jaym


@Gil_Brandt

No surprise but Manziel and Evans will be playing final college games tomorrow, multiple sources tell me.

mettle
mettle

The Jets, Steelers, and Ravens all finished 8-8, and the Jets lost to both of them yet they will draft before the Jets, why is that??  

kimmy
kimmy

awesome video and now seeing a lot of mock drafts have us taking Sammy Watkins Clemson or Eric Ebron North carolina

Brendan
Brendan

@jake100 Hey, remember when you basically guaranteed that Rex would be fired and you thought that was the right decision? 


How does the decision to retain Rex next year sit with you? 

Eddy Lopez
Eddy Lopez

I hope they don't move up just sit at 18 someone will fall im liking Ebron from NC.

levi
levi

@a57se What do you think 57, does Geno have what it takes? Has he progressed enough or should they draft another QB early?

boomer
boomer

@jaym In all my years of watching the Jets that was one of the better moments. It ain't easy being a Jets fan as we all know.  A lot of disappointment and being the butt of many jokes.


But seeing the unity and pride of representing the Jets, from the owner through the GM, the coach and of course the players was awesome. We have a core of good, young players who love their coach and believe in the direction we are headed.  With the roster flexibility we have next year I am very optimistic about our future.

bob
bob

@jaym


I would like to say.......Thank you... Thank you... Thank you very much..

DrJonathanReefer
DrJonathanReefer

These are grown ass men (well some) that are that excited. Also I loved the "this is our coach" from idzik.

BenNevis
BenNevis

jaym—

That video was good enough to get me to log onto livefyre (and its dinosaur system) to say so.

Just beautiful the way Rex teared up when Idzik praised him.

jdb7
jdb7

@jaym I was so hoping to see that.  Best thing I've seen.  

levi
levi

@jaym I was just gonna post this. Thats awesome. Idzik firing up the troops too.

Brendan
Brendan

@jaym I have a HUGE grin right now. What a beautiful video. 

levi
levi

@Brendan He covered his bases on that a few days ago. You probably dont read his posts like most of us and missed it.

Brendan
Brendan

@a57se @kimmy Those same mock drafts you love to bash for getting guys positioning wrong? 

Brendan
Brendan

@levi Gee, is there any questions about how he feels regarding Rex anymore? 

j3tsfan29
j3tsfan29

How does Baltimore have a easier SOS? May be a dumb question but coming off a Super Bowl win, it should warrant the hardest SOS in the league. I'm confused.

Brendan
Brendan

@mettle For playoff tie-breakers, head-to-head matters. For draft order, the lower SOS gets the lower pick. 

Brendan
Brendan

@a57se Well, lying is a sure-fire way to get that label. 

Brendan
Brendan

@a57se I hope Bent chimes in to say how laughable it is that you say you never took part in the "ban joeyboy" movement, as well as the "shut up Joseph" thing, which I by no means started, but had no issue taking part in. 


You lie to try and get the high ground and it's embarrassing, 57. You are the biggest Joey detractor on TJB, to act otherwise is just a flat-out lie. 

Brendan
Brendan

@a57se There it is. You never cease to devolve into this sort of stuff. 

Brendan
Brendan

@a57se This coming from the guy who started the "Shut up Joey!" campaign.


Just like you defended Hank in the chat, then told him to Eff off yesterday? 


Don't be such a flip-flopper. 

Brendan
Brendan

@jake100 "Heard on the tube." 


It's the same report being circulated by everyone that comes from Ian Rappaport. And it's not important, Rex is happy, the team is happy, people are happy for once. Let the agents and the lawyers haggle Rex's price tag. 

Brendan
Brendan

@jake100 So you were wrong when you said it was time for Rex to go? Or you are just shifting your stance again?


Because for the past week it was "In Idzik we trust!" No Rex to be found. 

Brendan
Brendan

@levi Yeah, I guess so. I missed him shifting gears, always fun to watch him just ignore the past couple weeks worth of comments to go in a new direction. 

Bent
Bent

@a57se @Bent Manish reported both sides are on board with sorting out an extension.  As TJB already reported, we KNOW they've at least been kicking the tires on guys that may be "Idzik guys" but that may have just been due diligence.

jaym
jaym

@Bent@a57se 

ONLY 10?

SLACKER :)

Bent
Bent

@a57se @Bent 


There's ultimately as much content in the four posts yesterday and today's wrap as you'd get in a 10-post BGA anyway.


We'll have plenty of time to look back - and ahead - over the course of the offseason, so I won't be hurting for content.

Bent
Bent

@a57se @Bent Yes...although we've ALREADY posted 10 articles today and it's still morning.  There are more in the pipeline.  I don't think there's room for 10 separate BGA posts as well today!

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@a57se@levi  I would like to see, Geno with some guys who can create separation and actually get open.    Nelson was a nice addition.   Id like to see Kerley, Nelson, and grab a number one, like Mike Evans or Sammy watkins

Bent
Bent

@levi @a57se In that case you can expect Manish to write how reckless it was to put him in that frame of mind by not telling the team about keeping Rex sooner.

levi
levi

@a57se I think he was playing extra hard and risking injury to save Rex's job is what I was saying.

levi
levi

@a57se Someone should of told Geno Rex wasnt gonna get fired before the game. He might not have played with such reckless abandon. Hes a gamer though.

Brendan
Brendan

@a57se No? 


A few days ago you were pointing out how those mocks are "all inaccurate" and listed a bunch of guys who were drafted way before mock drafts had them. 


You being overly negative about the team retaining Rex (which you said you wanted many times) is nothing unexpected. 

Peter Whelan
Peter Whelan

Exactly. Don't know why 57 is suddenly a beat reporter for the daily news making stuff up.

Brendan
Brendan

@a57se Yes, it is being negative to, not even a full day later, start the "now, let's not get TOO excited" talk. 

Peter Whelan
Peter Whelan

Exactly Jaygo. Don't know why 57 is playing like he works for the daily news and manufacturing conspiracies and falsehoods.

jaym
jaym

@a57se

@caplannfl

Said an agent who reps a HC candidate on the #Browns opening: "Won't be easy for them to get any of the top guys after firing the last guy after 1 season. Money can only go so far." 


If Woody and Idzik want to play hardball with Rex, I am sure the Browns will over pay for Rex

Brendan
Brendan

@a57se You really are the piss to everyone's Cheerios, 57. 


John Idzik, GM for the New York Jets, just screamed at the top of his lungs (SCREAMED....John "I don't talk ever" Idzik!) "OUR COACH" when talking about Rex. 


That is a locker room completely unified in their vision and who they want to take them there. Players, coaches, management and ownership. Rex is their guy, I don't know how you can take anything negative away from that display. 


Woody/Idzik told Rex before the game was even played that he would be back, that was them letting the players know. I thought it was fantastic, typically teams would wait, release a statement, whatever. Not Woody/Idzik, let them know immediately and make that high note you just ended the year on even higher. 


Kudos for all involved. 

jaym
jaym

@Brendan@levi  The extension should be interesting
 

I keep hearing Rex wants some security