The focus in the lead-up to the NFL draft for the Jets has naturally centered around what they will do with the No. 2-overall pick.
Now that it has become clear, in the wake of the Sam Darnold trade, that they will be taking BYU quarterback Zach Wilson with their first pick, it is time to look closer at the Jets’ next two picks in the draft, which begins on April 29.
Those two picks come at a fascinating point in the draft and will give general manager Joe Douglas multiple options. The Jets hold the No 23-overall pick, their second first-rounder, which they received from Seattle in the Jamal Adams trade. They have another pick 11 slots later at No. 34, the second pick in the second round.
As critical as Wilson’s development will be for the Jets’ future, how these two picks turn out will be nearly as important. The Jets will expect to draft two immediate and longtime starters.
Douglas has done a great job of acquiring draft picks. Now, he has to hit on them.
Northwestern cornerback Greg Newsome could be available for the Jets in the late first round of the NFL draft. AP
“We do have a lot of assets as we sit here now, but we have to make the most of this opportunity,” Douglas said this week.
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