Originally Posted by Beerfish
Indy, Sea and Min all had 10 picks last year, Wash had 9.
The Jets had 8 after doing their normal trade up thing.
The one thing that having a lot of picks does is that insulates you from busts or non contributors because even if your 3rd rounder blows often a later rounder will surprise and contribute. Tanny and the Jets thinking they were very close mortgaged the future in a lot of drafts which may not be a bad thing if you are close.
Now the Jets have multiple holes and their poor depth and development has really killed them, not to mention the high cap costs of high profile guys vs depth guys. I like for teams to trade up on occasion but not as a rule if they have multiple holes.
This year we should be doing whatever we can to accumulate more picks.
The 2014 draft will be a big one for us -- I can't see the new GM bringing back many (possibly none) of our significant UFA's this offseason; this will lead us to a handful of comp. picks for 2014. We can have as many as 10-11 draft picks in 2014 given the right offseason strategy this year, and that number could always go up with draft-day trades this year.