Originally Posted by vinluvr
Given the way the roster is set up, it is difficult to imagine anyone we draft at #29 starting Game 1 or any game this season. We have solid starters already at every position, thanks to Tanny's pro-active approach. Therefore, it may make more sense to trade back and use the extra pick(s) to address depth at multiple positions. This is a very deep draft, and if a team somewhere in the first 10-15 picks of the 2nd round spots a player they have their heart set on when the Jets go on the clock, we should try to extract every bit of ransom possible for that pick.
Nobody we draft at WR or CB will start this year, guaranteed, with the personnel we already have at those positions, so why expend assets on that caliber of pick? If McCoy is still on the board, we should be pursuing trade options with the likes of Oakland, Buffalo, and Cleveland. Tampa Bay has two 2nd round picks, and might be in love with someone that falls to 29. We should have them on speed dial.
The only position that might pose an exception to the no-chance-of-starting rule is DE, but the good 3-4 DE's will still be available in the 2nd round, so we can trade down safely and still get a good one with that pick or our own in the 2nd (e.g. Wootton, Carrington).
On edit: I could see the Jets falling in love with Jerry Hughes and hoping he drops to them. Would they trade up for him, or anyone else? It has certainly been Tanny's M.O. in the past.
Your trade DOWN concept is a logical concept. If the Jets drop down 10 spots they can still get a very good OLB. The good OLBs, however, looking at the list disappear at about pick 45 or so. Good DEs might still be around at #61 (Lamarr Houston).
With the trade down get a good slot WR in the early third roiund - there will be plenty there.
4-7 will provide a CB, S & a BPA. If Leon goes the whole thing changes with an extra #2 or 3. Then the Jets can reslly move up in the first and get a serios DL or OLB. Forget McCoy. He's a top 5. The Jets don't have the ammo.