Everyone wants to trade down this year. The Browns and Raiders are also reportedly looking to get out of the top 10. The Jets will need some luck, the right player is going to have to fall to them for trade down.
We're actually in a more advantageous position to trade down than teams higher up because by the time 9 rolls around, some players will be off the board, and some runs on positions will have been made and teams might be getting worried.
That being said, I agree whole-heartedly with Tinstar. We have to get at least one stud in the top ten, if we can trade down to middle-late first with the 13 pick, then sure go for it, but , stick to your guns @ 9.
IF geno smith makes it to 9... which team would be willing to trade up. Looking at the order every team is set at qb or has a young qb. I think the best bet is for smith to be gone before 9 and have one of the Linemane drop.
I think it's going to be tough to trade out of 9 and possibly 13.
49ers are a good bet. 31 and 34 for our 13. Keep the 9.
How wild would it be if they traded the #9 for both Vikings picks (23 & 25),
then traded out of 13 with 49ers (31-34)
They would have 23,25,31,34,39!
5 picks out of the top 40!
Plus you have to realize that out of those 40 picks, 5 would be Jets
Plus, every player taken that is not a position of need for the Jets adds players that fit a need.
We already know that their will be 3 left tackles taken, & a few 4/3 players.
Jets would be getting the pick of the litter out of the best 30 or so players in this draft!
A man can dream right?