Jets open to trading number three pick
The New York Jets are open to trading the third pick in this year's NFL Draft.
New York took quarterback Sam Darnold with the number three pick in last year's draft, so it is unlikely the team will take a signal-caller once again.
Taking that into account, a team looking to move up to get one of the two perceived premier QBs in the draft in Ohio State's Dwayne Haskins or Oklahoma's Kyler Murray might love to grab the Jets' pick.
"Right now, we feel good at number three, but I'd definitely say if there's an opportunity to trade down, we would absolutely look at it," general manager Mike Maccagnan told reporters at the NFL Scouting Combine on Wednesday.
"If there's an opportunity for us to move back and acquire more picks, that's definitely something we'd be potentially interested in." - GM Mike Maccagnan— New York Jets (@nyjets) February 27, 2019
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Several teams have a need at quarterback including the Miami Dolphins, who are planning to release Ryan Tannehill. Miami have the number 13 pick.
The Oakland Raiders are another team that could have interest and they have three first-round picks, which would be very appealing in a trade with New York.
The Jets are also comfortable standing pat.
"If we end up picking a player at three, we'll feel really good," Maccagnan said.
"If there's an opportunity for us to move back and acquire more picks, that's something we'd definitely be potentially interested in. It would have to be the right kind of deal, but I definitely wouldn't rule anything out at this point in time."