My annual 'trade down' thread...
I've seen a number of people say that this draft is very deep but after the first few picks it becomes a jumble though the 1st round.
Let me be clear that if a guy the Jets love is there at 9 you take him and don't look back, however for the rest of this thread I am going to make an assumption that there may not be a clear cut guy they like at 9.
Tanny showed in his time that he was not a trade down kind of guy. He made a few minor trade downs (and didn't get good value). Perhaps Idzik is different.
The first thing to think about is what type of players will be there at 9 that may be desirable for other teams lower in the draft. The three key positions in my opinion are CB, OLB/DE and LT.
If a guy like Milliner happens to slide to our spot I could see teams want to go up to get the #1 rated CB. I haven't heard enough to know how close the next rated CB is to Milliner.
The OLB/DE crop is interesting. Seems like more then one risk reward type of guy and I could for sure see some team totally falling in love with an Ansah, Jones, Mingo, Werner or Jordan and being willing to traded up to get the guy they have fallen in love with.
LT's are always in demand. Joeckel will be gone but Fisher and or Johnson could be there at 9 and a team lower down would be willing to move up to get them. I think that you would be looking at teams from 17 and down to the end of the 1st round as partners. The teams from 10 to 16 are all still in rebuild mode and unlikely to trade up in my mind.