The New York Jets have a lot of work to do to improve their roster. To that end, general manager Mike Maccagnan is willing to trade down in the draft, including from the No. 6 overall spot.
Jets GM Mike Maccagnan says the Jets are "open for business" and interested in trading down in the draft — including from the 6th pick.
— Ralph Vacchiano (@RVacchianoSNY) March 3, 2017
It certainly seems as though Maccagnan and the Jets are looking for quantity over quality, which makes sense.
New York has spent a great deal of the offseason getting rid of veterans like Brandon Marshall, Darrelle Revis, and Nick Mangold, just to name a few. That’s a strong indication of a team looking to rebuild, which is precisely what the Jets need to do.
A good rebuild means building through the draft. In the case of New York, that means drafting a good nucleus, which requires quantity more than quality in terms of draft picks. Of course, regardless of what picks the Jets own, drafting a number of quality players will be vital for a rebuilding project to work.
Given that New York has four picks in the first three rounds of the draft, it should have plenty of opportunities to make the trades that Maccagnan is talking about.