Who needs to draft players, anyway?
Yes, it happened yet again. The New York Jets traded down for the fourth time in two days by giving the Cleveland Browns the 160th pick in the 2017 NFL Draft.
Cleveland gave the Jets its fifth-rounder, pick no. 181, and a sixth-rounder, pick no. 188.
The Browns moved up to draft Roderick Johnson, a valuable offensive tackle out of Florida State who was projected to go in the third or fourth round.
To recap: The Jets traded down nine spots in the third round with the Minnesota Vikings, picking up Minnesota’s fifth-rounder (160), and took Alabama WR ArDarius Stewart at no. 79. Then, the Jets dealt away their third-round compensatory pick, no. 107, to Tampa Bay for the Bucs’ fourth-rounder (125) and sixth-rounder (204).
But when pick 125 rolled around Saturday, the Jets moved back with the Los Angeles Rams, receiving the Rams’ fourth-rounder (141) and sixth-rounder (197). The Jets took another wide receiver, California’s Chad Hansen, at 141 and Clemson tight end Jordan Leggett with their original fifth-rounder, no. 150, one of the few picks the Jets didn’t actually move.
The Jets, at the time of this writing, own five selections between no. 181 and 204 overall.