In the trade, the Jets swapped first-round picks with the Indianapolis Colts and sent the Colts two second-round picks this year and a second-round pick next year. He is one of three additions in the secondary along with safety Damarious Randall (Packers) and cornerback Terrance Mitchell (Chiefs). They already have stated he will wait and learn behind Tyrod Taylor. The Giants need a running back - they interviewed several, including Barkley, at the combine - but running backs are not often drafted that high.
Of course the Dolphins could go a completely different route and take a linebacker which is a big need. The Cardinals have pick 15 and to trade up to a top 10 spot, maybe even top six would be costly.
At the end of the day, though, I do not think that second overall pick, regardless of team, will be used on Sam Darnold. The Jets' decision to move into the top three signals the start of a quarterback arms race in the National Football League, as NY reportedly plans to use the No. 3 overall selection on a quarterback, according to ESPN's Rich Cimini. It will be costly to get to No. 2, maybe even more than before.
Ballard explained to Colts.com the process that led to trading with the Jets. All of them will be in position to trade back and gain more picks. How do they rank them?
There are four consensus quarterbacks most believe will go in the top five, in nearly any order: Southern Cal's Sam Darnold, Wyoming's Josh Allen, UCLA's Josh Rosen and Oklahoma's Baker Mayfield. Baker Mayfield would be an outside-the-box choice for the GM.
Hey, James: I do think the Browns will draft their favorite quarterback at No. 1, especially now they that they know the Giants and Jets could both go QB at No. 2 and No. 3.
The move up to No. 3 nearly certainly means the Jets are looking to secure a franchise quarterback. The Jets have had 30 starting quarterbacks since Broadway Joe's last game for them in 1976.
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Brandon Beane never panicked and instead stuck to his plan of getting a veteran in the quarterback room ahead of the draft.
Hey, Mary Kay: I don't understand all the buzz surrounding Saquon Barkley as the possible No. 1 overall selection in the draft. Any would be an outstanding pick. Nothing wrong with that, either.
It remains to be seen if the Buffalo Bills' general manager has a new-found sense of urgecy given what happened two days ago.
It is presumed the Jets would use the No. 3 pick on a quarterback. The Eagles chose Carson Wentz with that pick.
John Elway said Friday, "We have a lot of opportunities at [No.] 5 now". Elway's signing of free agent Case Keenum can buy Mayfield some developmental time.
With New York missing out on Kirk Cousins in free agency, they were definitely in the trade market to move up for a quarterback.
With four quarterbacks off the board, the Bucs have to contend with the Colts and the Browns with the fourth pick for the rest of the board. But clearly, the Jets moved to make sure they got one of the four quarterbacks expected to be gone by No. 6. It is believed that the Browns, Jets, and Bills will all be in play for a quarterback but which one is not known.
Despite moving back three spots, there is a chance the Colts can still grab some of the top players in the draft.