A New York Jets mock draft in a Round 1 trade-down scenario looks incredibly enticing when it’s all said and done.
Ah yes, the joys of mock draft season. Fans fall in love with the names projected to be drafted near their favorite team’s first-round slot. Attempting to explain the importance of “situation” as opposed to talent alone is as fruitless an exercise that exists in today’s league.
Therefore, the mere mention of a trade-down scenario will have the majority of the fanbase go absolutely nuts.
It’s strange, though; how is this possible when many successful rebuilds were kickstarted by the accumulation of assets?
Think Dallas Cowboys, Herschel Walker. At the time, those Boys were crucified for trading the athletic freak to the Minnesota Vikings for a gigantic draft package. NFL insiders actually (publicly) questioned the organization’s desire to win football games.
By the time it was all over, Jimmy Johnson‘s Cowboys had won back-to-back Super Bowls on their way to a third with Barry Switzer. While, of course, the Jets won’t receive the grand larceny of a haul Dallas did, there are still incredible options that remain possible.