The Jets put themselves in a better position to select a franchise player this morning, as they traded up from #6 overall to #3 overall in the upcoming NFL Draft. The Gang Green had to give up their two second round draft picks this year (#37 and #49 overall) and their second round selection next year.
The New York Jets made a trade with the Seattle Seahawks in Round 2 to select WR Stephen Hill from Georgia Tech. Hill, 6'4", 215 lbs, is projected to be the deep threat that the Jets' offense has lacked since the departure of WR Braylon Edwards. He ran 40 yards in 4.36 seconds at the scouting combine and averaged almost 30 yards per reception in his last NCAA season. Hill caught 15 passes for 291 yards, 3 TD in 2010 and then broke through in 2011 with 28 receptions for 820 yards, 5 TD.
According to ESPN, the Cleveland Browns have agreed to trade WR Braylon Edwards to the New York Jets this morning. The terms of the deal are still being finalized, but it's believed that it includes LB Jason Trusnik, WR Chansi Stuckey and two undisclosed draft choices. Trusnik won AFC Special Teams Player of the Week last week and Stuckey is third on the team in receiving with 11 catches for 120 yards and a touchdown.
The New York Jets continued dealing and wheeling on Day 2 of the 2009 NFL Draft as they traded their 3rd (#76 overall), 4th (#115 overall) and 7th (#228 overall) round picks in exchange for the Detroit Lions' 3rd round pick (#65 overall) to select RB Shonn Greene from the University of Iowa.
The New York Jets traded their #17 overall pick, their second round pick (#57 overall), DE Kenyon Coleman, S Abram Elam and QB Brett Ratliff for Cleveland Browns' #5 overall and selected QB Mark Sanchez from USC.
The New York Jets stayed busy in free agency, trading for CB Lito Sheppard from the Philadelphia Eagles. According to the NFL Network, the Gang Green will send a 5th round choice in the upcoming draft and conditional 2010 draft choice for the former Pro Bowler. The level of the 2010 choice will be determined by a number of factors including Sheppard's 2009 playing time.
According to various news sources, the New York Jets acquired QB Brett Favre from the Green Bay Packers. Favre, 38, is an all-time NFL passing leader coming off one of the best seasons in his long career. It's believed that the Jets will send to Green Bay their 4th round draft pick that increases in value depending upon how the Jets perform during the 2008 season. According to the NFL Network, if Favre takes 50% of total snaps with the Jets in 2008, the fourth rounder becomes a 3rd round pick. If he gets 70% of the snaps and the Jets make the playoffs, it becomes a 2nd round pick; and if he gets 80% of snaps and the Jets make the Super Bowl, it becomes a 1st round pick.