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Three picks and LaMichael James for Revis? Sign me up.
Darrelle Revis won't be a Jet after next season, so rather than letting him walk for nothing, the Jets should bite the bullet and get something in return.
Squeezing three picks out of the 49ers may be tough, but settling for their first- and second-round picks would be good enough to finalize this deal. I've detailed why I think the Jets should trade Revis away, and if they could get a haul such as this in return it would be well worth it.
The Jets will likely let Shonn Greene find another place to be useless next year, and have an unproven commodity in Bilal Powell. While Powell has shown he is somewhat capable of shouldering the load, James would give the Jets a big-play threat in the backfield they haven't had in years.
He is in no way an every-down back, but he showed in San Francisco that he has a burst and is capable of catching the ball out of the backfield. He could wind up being a Darren Sproles-type back in the NFL down the road.
Getting two, or hopefully three, picks in addition to James would be the deal-sealer. The Jets have so many holes. Getting cheap talent in the top half of the draft would be an ideal situation for them, making these picks even more valuable.
If they were to get the 49ers' 31st and 34th picks in the draft, the Jets would have four selections in the top 40. Additionally, the Jets would be saving money, as James is due $750,000 against the salary cap while Revis is a $9 million hit.
Jet fans certainly won't like giving up Revis, but going forward this would be the correct move.