The Jets can be added to the list of teams willing to part with significant draft capital this year. General manager Joe Douglas confirmed that the teams’ top two selections aren’t necessarily off the table.
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When asked about the availability of the fourth and tenth overall picks, Douglas said, “It depends on who we’re talking about. If it’s the right opportunity, we’ll consider any package.” (Twitter link via Connor Hughes of the Athletic.)
Douglas stated recently that the team is “going to strike” if the opportunity presents itself to upgrade their receiving corps – something which happened last week, of course, in the case of Tyreek Hill. While the All-Pro said after his arrival in Miami that New York wasn’t a consideration with regards to signing an extension, the process of his exit from Kansas City demonstrated Douglas’ willingness to trade for established talent.
While the pair of top-ten picks weren’t in the Jets’ Hill offer, they could be if another significant move becomes available. That follows similar lines of thinking made public in the build-up to this April’s draft. Both the Lions and Giants have stated their picks (second, and fifth/seventh overall, respectively) could be on the move under the right circumstances. In a draft class lauded more for its depth than its star power, that doesn’t come as a surprise, but Douglas’ comments are noteworthy nonetheless.
Coming off of a 4-13 season in 2021, the Jets certainly have room to add impact rookies with their current slate of picks. Between now and the draft, however, that combination of selections may see some significant changes.