Jets could be on the move early in NFL Draft 2020

Jets could be on the move early in NFL Draft 2020

What’s behind Door No. 3 in the 2020 NFL Draft for the Jets?

Maybe general manager Joe Douglas’ decision with pick No. 11 in the first round won’t be as simple as choosing between finishing a run on four top offensive tackles (Mekhi Becton, Tristan Wirfs, Jedrick Wills and Andrew Thomas) and starting a run on three top wide receivers (CeeDee Lamb, Jerry Jeudy and Henry Ruggs).

“I would not be surprised if either at No. 11 or No. 48 [second round] he traded down to get even more picks in that third-, fourth-round range,” NFL Network analyst Daniel Jeremiah said Thursday on a conference call, “because they can really upgrade their roster in this draft at that point in time.”

Jeremiah, a former college scout, and Douglas remain close after working together in the Ravens’ front office, and there was a thought last offseason that Jeremiah might join the Jets organization.

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While Jeremiah knows better than most what to expect from Douglas’ first draft class, the Jets GM’s résumé includes time under two active draft-day traders — former Ravens GM Ozzie Newsome and Eagles GM Howie Roseman.

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The Falcons reportedly are interested in trading up from No. 16.

“When you look at having two third-round picks [No. 68 and No. 79], that’s where I’m excited,” Jeremiah said. “I think they can get a starter on the interior of the offensive line with one of those and a starter at wide receiver with the other pick. Joe is going to do very well in the middle rounds of this draft. That’s where the sweet spot is.”

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