New York Jets trade up to #3 overall with Indianapolis Colts
- Author: Stacy Allen Mar 18, 2018,
Mar 18, 2018, 1:12
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It seemed that the Browns may be able to draft Barkley, then have the full pool of QBs to choose from three spots later. They now have the sixth overall pick in the first round, three picks in the second round, and an extra second-round pick in 2019.
The secondary level of player is arguably Mike Maccagnan's specialty. By DENNIS WASZAK Jr.
The move strongly suggests the Jets will take one of the five first-round worthy quarterbacks in this year's draft.
The Jets will now have the No. 3 overall pick in next month's NFL Draft. If the Cleveland Browns and New York Giants pick quarterbacks with the first and second picks, respectively, Maccagnan has to be comfortable with the third guy. That's Denver, which sits at No. 5 and may still be enticed to draft a quarterback, even after this week's costly free-agent signing of Case Keenum.
Williamson signed a three-year contract worth $22.5 million with NY after spending his first four National Football League seasons with Tennessee and leading the Titans in tackles in two of those years. If not, the Browns can recover from passing on a RB that is not a workhorse and isn't likely to last a decade, but they cannot recover from passing up on another game-changing, potential superstar QB. The Jets could opt to go with the quarterback who provides the most star power.
With this deal, NY has a chance to find its new face of the franchise. They fill in the gaps that the stars don't fill to make out a complete roster.
For Indianapolis, which already has Andrew Luck, trading back and acquiring more picks is the right play. Getting extra picks from the Jets will surely help, giving Indianapolis four selections in the top 50 in this year's draft. The Colts also need improvements on defense after finishing 30th overall and 31st in sacks.