Brian Bassett, TheJetsBlog.comNow 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.