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2018 NFL Draft team breakdown: New York Jets

By Bryson Vesnaver
Apr 29, 2018

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Apr 27, 2018; Florham Park, NJ, USA; New York Jets first round draft pick quarterback Sam Darnold poses for a photo at The Atlantic Health Jets Training Center. Mandatory Credit: Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports

The New York Jets made a big move earlier this offseason when they traded their first-round pick, two second-round picks and 2019’s first-round pick to jump up three spots in the 2018 NFL Draft. While it was seen as a risk at the time (due to the Jets not knowing what the two teams ahead of them would do), it ultimately worked out as they were able to land who they hope is their future franchise quarterback in USC QB Sam Darnold.

Despite the trade, the Jets were still able to grab five other rookies, including a trio of picks in the sixth round. One of those picks, CB Parry Nickerson from Tulane, could be a big steal as he had fantastic production for three straight seasons of college football. Below is a breakdown of each pick with an eye towards schematic fit and future roles with New York.

For even more information on who the Jets drafted and possibly some undrafted free agent targets, grab a copy of our 2018 NFL Draft Guide with expanded profiles, scouting reports, PFF signature stats and extensive details on over 300 players you cannot find anywhere else.

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