Jets acquire 3rd overall pick in 2018 NFL Draft

The Jets Can Erase Years of Futility at QB with the No. 3 Pick

The Jets Can Erase Years of Futility at QB with the No. 3 Pick

The New York Jets shook up the National Football League draft Saturday by moving up three spots to No. 3 overall in a stunning swap with the Indianapolis Colts. The Colts also received the Jets' 37th and 49th overall picks and their second-round pick in 2019.

One of the Patriots' rivals in the AFC East is moving up in the draft.

Cleveland Browns GM John Dorsey arrived at his new post in a serious position of power thanks to the wheeling and dealing and cap preservation of Sashi Brown, who handed his replacement one of the richest offseason war chests ever.

My biggest question here is what the Jets think the Giants are going to do at number two overall? Just to move up three spots from six to three, the Jets had to surrender more than first round value in terms of draft compensation. The last time was in 2009, when the Jets acquired the No. 5 pick and drafted quarterback Mark Sanchez - who was also the last offensive player selected in the first round by NY.

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Many see them drafting a quarterback and the team also signed Jonathan Stewart in free agency to help bolster their ground game. Hyde had a solid rookie season behind then starter Frank Gore, amassing 83 carries for 333 yards and four touchdowns.

The Colts, meanwhile, get a huge haul to move down only three spots. USC's Sam Darnold, UCLA's Josh Rosen, Wyoming's Josh Allen and Oklahoma's Baker Mayfield are considered potential top-five selections. If the Jets stay put at No. 6, they'd be taking a huge gamble. But Maccagnan & Co. know there will be big-time pressure on them to make the correct choice at No. 3.

When all is said and done, I wouldn't even be shocked if the Broncos were jumped not once, not twice, but three times by teams looking to draft quarterbacks. If Barkley is on the board they will obviously go that route, if not, perhaps they trade down.

After failing to land free-agent quarterback Kirk Cousins, the Jets turned to Plan B. They re-signed Josh McCown and signed Teddy Bridgewater, then immediately focused on trying to trade up.

The flurry of activity comes as the Jets look to improve on two straight 5-11 seasons and try to end a seven-year playoff drought.

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