As the draft rapidly approaches, the rumor mill will only continue to spin as teams try to scrape every ounce of leverage they can get in preparation for draft day.
While some of the rumors are true, many of them are smokescreens intended to confuse other teams and drive up prices in trade negotiations. Some teams even perform smear campaigns against prospects, hoping that the rest of the league will buy their slander to cause a prospect to slip down the draft.
However, even without any sources, we can tell that the Jets will be interested in certain positions more than others based on their pre-draft visitations and obvious needs. Now, the trick is working through the smokescreens to find the truth in their actions.
Here is a breakdown of the fact and fiction of the Jets' pre-draft philosophy for 2014.