The New York Jets have had an awful 2016 season, but with the holidays upon us, hope is soon around the corner. Leonard Fournette, perhaps?

The New York Jets (4-10) are more likely than not, going to end up with a top-five pick. Current NFL standings have the Jets with the fifth overall pick.

Here’s the current status of the Jets and what has to happen for them to rise or fall according to Chase Goodbread, NFL Media Analyst:

“The Jets can get no higher than the No. 3 pick, but it’s highly unlikely that they’ll climb that high. For that to happen, the Jets would have to lose out, the Jaguars would have to win out, the Bears would have to win at least one more game, and the Jets’ SOS rating would have to stay lower than both of those teams’. With an SOS rating of .492, the Jets are in a good position to win a tiebreaker if it comes to that.”

The front office likes going best player available with their draft strategy, which works out perfectly, considering all the holes the Jets have on the roster.

So, what does the Jets wish list actually look like? Let’s delve in:


  1. While as much as I love Garrett it’s unlikely he will be available when the Jets are on the clock. Who knows, these teams are drafting at the top for a reason. I didn’t think L. Williams would ever be a Jet either.

    The idea of trading back is a good one, especially this year with no OL at the top. This draft is loaded with CB’s too. The Jets could drop back a few spaces and repeat until they find the player they are looking for. It’s easier said than done but Cleveland pulled it off last year and now have 2 picks in the top 10. It may not be the best analogy but it is what it is.

    If the Jets do trade back they can find a good CB anywhere in rd.1. I like Q a lot and his counterpart is very good as well at UF. There are also 3 very good RB’s and I would opt for the ones at FSU and Stanford before drafting an injured RB. So it the Jets can trade back from 5th to 8th and then go from 8th to 12th they can get two more premium picks and still get either a CB or RB that’s going to be highly rated. If the Jets did pull off two trades back, I’m either going RB or CB in the 12-15 range. Probably the versatile RB from Stanford as this DB class is very deep.

    You are exactly right having the top O-Linemen ranked toward the bottom of rd.1 at least 1 needy team will likely reach for the kid from ‘bama. That’s OK as the OT from Wisconsin is a good one too, and he isn’t surrounded by all-stars which makes players look better sometimes. Up at the top of rd.1 Mac may consider moving back into rd.1 to ensure he gets one of the top 2 OT’s in this draft. If the Jets end up with either CB/UF or the RB/Stanford and OT/Wisconsin in rd.1, I would be elated. They would still have an extra pick and an early 2nd to get the CB or RB and a top TE or LB all before reaching rd.3. It won’t be easy but I like your strategy as well as most of the players you listed too.