I believe that Idzik will trade Revis to Detrot Lions for a #1 in 2013 and a conditional #1 in 2014.Nice fantasy...hardly a reality. With no on field display of proof of a full recovery, I'm not touching something like that deal with a 50 foot pole. You want a 2nd rounder? If I can negotiate a contract with him prior to finalizing a trade, I might go for it...but you can go to h3ll in a handbasket before you get the 5th pick in the draft from me for some CB who's coming back from an ACL.
With that said this is how the Jets will reload and be ready for 2014.The second fantasy. You're not dropping 3 spots in the draft and getting a 2nd round pick. This is actually completely laughable in of itself, but I had to actually pick myself up off the floor when I realized your imagined trade to the 8th spot in the draft would entail getting the Bills to trade up 3 whole spots...for what, BTW...and then for yucks sake, just throw you, a hated division rival their 2nd round pick like you were actually doing them a favor. Did you just get back from Disneyland? Enjoy your little ride through Fantasyland, did you? I've seen some outrageous trade projections on other boards, but this is by far the most laughable.
With 1st round pick at #4 for trade of Revis to Lions Jets will trade down to 8 and pick up 2nd round pick and then draft Georgia LB Jarvis Jones who is the most explosive defensive player in the draft. Regardless of possible spine injury Jets can not pass on Jones who has proven to be the most explosive defensive player in the 2012 college ranks and has had 2 monster seasons in a row and is in the Von Miller mold. I thought about Mingo but have decided that Jones is a more instinctive player.
The Jets would be foolish not to at least look at a QB early in the draft and/or an up and coming back up ready for a starting role. The Jets absolutely need a new QB. Sanchez is just not getting it done.
I have been around for some time and have seen plenty of draft deals to know that what I have proposed is not so far fetched. I never named the teams in the tradeoffs of dropping down simply because there can be other partners in any of these trades and I did not name the other teams involved other than the Lions who are in need of a #1 CB. Revis IMO will command a number one pick this year and a conditional pick in year two. If Detroit gambles and wins which is to say that Revis plays into form then Detroit is happy and perhaps a conditional 1 in 2014 is not realistic but a conditional 2nd is.Well, I've been around as well, Rudy, and you're right, it is my opinion. However, let's just stop for a moment here and think about this. You're telling me Detroit needs a CB, and then in pretty much the same breath you're telling me "if Detroit gambles and wins." Let me ask you this...what if they lose? Detroit, sitting at 5, if they want a CB will simply take Milliner. Is he Revis when Revis was healthy? No. On the other hand he is probably going to be similar to a Ty Law type player. Not too shabby. Not only that...NO ACL. On top of that, you know he's not holding out for at least 4 years. The kicker here? For a team that's still building itself, they're not giving you their valuable draft picks for damaged goods with an attitude.
Nobody can predict the future and I nor you can be certain as to what is going to happen to Revis but it is becoming clearer by the day that the Jets will trade Revis and getting value this year may not be realistic however the worst that it could be is a #2 this year and at worse a conditional #1 the following year.This is QB compensation you're speaking of...not CB. I wouldn't give two No. 1s for a gimpy CB. Let's say he does come back and play well this year. He's still damaged. His propensity for future injury just went way up. Now, two 2s, with the second being conditional might be a doable deal with the right team, but I see no way you get a No. 1, unless that's a championship team, say like the 49ers and you're picking at the bottom of the round. And even with them it would probably be something involving Smith. Of course, Smith, in this draft, might once again be the No. 1 pick.
Jones IMO will go early for he had 2 monstrous seasons in a row with his spine condition and teams with pass rushing needs will be desperate to take a player like Jones who has been as consistent as can be with solid numbers 2 years in a row of which is saying a lot about consistency especially at the college level where many players have but one year of solid stats to go by.I think Jones, if he's lucky, will have about a 5 year NFL career. The condition he has is not unlike former Chargers all pro OT, Marcus McNeil. Were it not for his spinal condition, he would have been a perrennial all star. Unfortunately, his stenosis hobbled him tremendously. Jones, in fact, could be out even quicker, for at OLB he plays a position that will see him involved in way more violent plays than an OT. I hope I'm wrong on him, but knowing McNeil's situation very well would preclude me even having him on my board until the 3rd round. I believe your first two picks in the draft are far too valuable in today's NFL to take a gamble like him unless you're a talent laden team with lots of draft picks, again like the 49ers.
Its easy to criticize others and thats ok with me as this is what I am hoping the Jets do and that is to infuse talent on the offensive side and draft one impact defensive player and I don't think that I will be that far fetched as what will happen as Idzik IMO will trade Revis and we are sure to accumalte picks rather than give them away.And Rudy, if I offended you, please accept my appologies. I'm very sorry. As I said, I do enjoy your posts, and I meant that. Still, I do not see how a team like Detroit...and certainly the Giants would entertain either of your trade proposals.
Now that you have had a chance to read my post now lets see what you suggest the team does.Let me think about this for a day or two. I'm not a Jets fan, per se, but a Giants fan, although I have brothers and sisters who are Jets fans and I do follow the Jets. I'm also a Chargers fan, having formerly lived there and had season tix for over 20 years. Still, I'm pretty familiar with your team. The one thing I will say right off the bat, is that I would have let sexy Rexy go. Great DC, but like his dad, not much at running the show.
BTW trading a few spots up or down in second round doesn't command more than what I have stated perhaps you should look at past drafts before you make a statement without having any proof of what the compensation is. I have seen teams trade for one spot in the 2nd round and all they sacrificed was a 4th round pick perhaps a 3rd if the player they wanted was coveted by the team but to say that its not possible is purely specualtion on your part for IT HAS BEEN DONE.You are correct here. However, you have to catch someone in a desperate situation. I think if you want to define a team in a desperate situation, it's the Jets and their HC. It just seems like you're trying to project the Jets desperatation onto other franchises.