Jet’s alternatives in 2021 NFL Draft in the midst of Trevor Lawrence saga

The Jets’ 23-20 success over the Rams made the occupation of head supervisor Joe Douglas somewhat harder this offseason. Drafting Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence with the No. 1-generally speaking pick would have been a simple call.

On the off chance that the Jets end up with the No. 2 pick, Douglas faces a few decisions. Here is a glance at a portion of his choices if the Jets pick second:

  1. Draft the best quarterback accessible and exchange Sam Darnold.

Ohio State’s Justin Fields and BYU’s Zach Wilson are both in dispute to be the top quarterback taken after Lawrence.

Nor is viewed as the can’t-miss prospect that Lawrence is, however the two of them are considered exceptionally in NFL circles and one could truly arise in the pre-draft measure. On the off chance that the Jets bargain Darnold, they likely could get a second-round pick in addition to a late-round pick.

  1. Exchange the pick and keep Darnold.

In the event that Douglas isn’t sold on any of the quarterback prospects in this draft, he could clutch Darnold, who is under agreement for one more year, and attempt to land an enormous bundle of picks.

In 2016, the Eagles exchanged two first-round picks, a second-round pick, a third-round pick and a fourth-rounder to the Browns to climb to No. 2 and take Carson Wentz. A bundle like that would quicken Douglas’ program revamp.

  1. Take the best non-quarterback accessible and keep Darnold.

The Jets need assistance everywhere on their list. Handling a first class player here isn’t the most exceedingly terrible alternative. Oregon tackle Penei Sewell is the top non-quarterback in this draft. Would the Jets take handles in the first round in consecutive years?

It is bizarre to draft a correct tackle this high, however the Jets could have bookends with Sewell and Mekhi Becton. Different choices here are Alabama WR DeVonta Smith, LSU WR Ja’Marr Chase, and Penn State LB Micah Parsons.

  1. Sign a veteran quarterback and either exchange the pick or use it on a non-quarterback.

There are not a ton of extraordinary veteran choices expected to hit the market, so this is improbable.

Would Douglas exchange for Wentz, whom he knows from his experience with the Eagles? It appears to be improbable he would need to exchange any draft picks at this moment and take on that agreement. Andy Dalton, Jacoby Brissett, Philip Rivers, Ryan Fitzpatrick, Jameis Winston and Mitch Trubisky all could be accessible.

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