Let me get you started with the questions, because I know the big one that's on everybody's mind:
Q: What are the Jets going to do at quarterback?
A: I don't know.
There. Now that that's out of the way, we'll move on to some of the other things that are on the minds of Jets fans -- the things that don't have anything to do with Jay Cutler, Brock Osweiler, or Josh McCown. Coming off a 5-11 season the Jets obviously had plenty of questions facing their franchise.
So here, I'll try to answer a few:
Do you think the Jets should trade out of pick #6 in order to attain more draft picks? -- @Carmanooch
That's a hard question to answer without knowing what they're going to pick up, but in general I don't think it's a bad idea -- and neither, by the way, does Jets GM Mike Maccagnan. He has made it very clear the Jets are "open for business" and he very much wants to trade that pick, if he can.
The reason to do it is obvious: The Jets are rebuilding and the more draft picks they have, the better off they'll be (assuming they draft the right players, of course). If they can accumulate some picks and not drop too far in the first round, it would be an excellent idea. Because while they stand to get a very good player with the sixth pick, they're not likely to get a franchise-changing player, or a player who's all that much different from what they can get at, say, pick 10 or 12.
But they really shouldn't drop much farther than that. They don't want to be in the bottom half of the first round or out of the first round entirely, because very often the players at the top of the first are special players. There's a reason they go that high and that teams want to trade up to get them: By most evaluations in any given year, they're the best.
So they have to be careful with how far they move, but a move is probably the best idea -- especially since they don't seem sold on any of the quarterbacks they'd be in position to draft that high.
What could the Jets get for trading out of the six spot in terms of picks… -- @ChrisCk3864
It's hard to say, but there's an old trade chart supposedly created by Jimmy Johnson that teams often consult as a guide to these things. It gives a weighted, numerical value to every pick in the draft, and then the object of any trade would be to add up the picks on both sides and hope it's equal.
Obviously there are many combinations, but just as an example, the chart shows that for the sixth pick the Jets could get the 12th pick, plus a second-rounder and maybe a fifth-rounder, too. Or maybe they could get the 10th pick plus a third and a fourth, or a third, fifth and sixth. It gets even more complicated, with more variables, if you work in future draft picks.
The point is, they could pick up one or two extra picks -- including something as high as a second- or third-rounder without having to drop too far in the first round. Of course, the real return value will depend on the desperation of the team that wants to trade up, or on how many teams are in the bidding.