Highlighting Draft Prospects the Jets Could Trade Down for in Each Round

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Highlighting Draft Prospects the Jets Could Trade Down for in Each Round
Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports

As a reward for their disappointing and embarrassing season, the New York Jets are sitting in an enviable position when it comes to the NFL draft. 

Slotted at No. 9 in the first round, the Jets will have a number of options when they are officially on the clock.

Most current mock drafts have the Jets addressing their linebacker unit by drafting Jarvis Jones, Barkevious Mingo or Dion Jordan with their first pick.

Some mocks are even starting to play out scenarios in which West Virginia quarterback Geno Smith falls to the Jets.

In any case, the Jets should have the opportunity to draft an impact player at No. 9.

That's if they even decide to stay there.

The Jets need to hit on multiple picks in the 2013 draft because of all the holes they must fill and their limited budget to do so.

The best way to hit on multiple picks is to gather up as many draft choices as possible.

The Jets currently have seven draft choices (one in every round) and would be well advised to add at least three more if possible.

One of the best ways to add quantity to their draft class would be by trading down in the first round.

While having a Top-10 pick is great, plenty of future Pro Bowl players are still available in the mid-to-bottom of the first round.

Just in the past four years, Doug Martin, Harrison Smith, Ryan Kerrigan, Demaryius Thomas, Jermaine Greshman, Percy Harvin, Clay Matthews and someone named Muhammad Wilkerson were all picked in the bottom half of the first round.

Jets fans who have been following the draft are familiar with the names coming off the board if the team stays at No. 9.

This slideshow takes a look at who the Jets could target if they trade down in the first round. Then we check out who they could target in the mid-to-bottom of each subsequent round if they find themselves picking down there.


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