Tanny Continues to Wheel and Deal
Update II: The details of the Jets-Lions trade are in…In return for shipping the 65th overall pick to the Jets, the Lions receive the 76th (third-round), 115h (fourth-round) and 228th (seventh-round) overall picks.
Dealing up certainly seems like a king’s ransom and now the Jets are left with just one pick (193rd overall) today. With several holes to fill on offense, the move seems quite puzzling to me. The Jets must really, really, really like Greene.
Update: Tannenbaum and Company got off to another quick start today, as they acquired the Lions’ third-round pick (65th overall). The Jets had several holes on offense to fill, specifically at tight end and wide receiver. Instead, Gang Green selected Iowa running back Shonn Greene. The selection drew a smattering of boos from the remaining diehards at the Radio City Music Hall.
Original: Welcome to Day Two (Rounds 3-7) of the NFL draft. Yesterday the Jets grabbed a potential franchise quarterback by trading up to fifth overall and selecting USC’s Mark Sanchez, but now the high-profile names are off the board.
General manager Mike Tannenbaum took some criticism at the end of last season for trading for quarterback Brett Favre and then dumping Chad Pennington, but he pulled off a steal yesterday. Tannenbaum not only was able to keep next year’s first-round pick, he was able to keep some picks today. The Jets have four picks today (76th, 115th, 193rd, 228).