The NFL Draft is under a week away, which means speculation around possible trades will only intensify moving forward. One team looking to make some moves is the New York Jets, and if they pull off a Darrelle Revis trade with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, things could get violently shaken up in the top half of the draft.
What the Jets are currently seeking to do is acquire the Buccaneers pick in the first-round, which is the 13th overall. If they get their hands on that pick, the Jets would be sitting with the 9th and 13th picks in the first-round and could end up reuniting a dynamic duo that could potentially change the future for the Jets.
According to Jason LaCanfora of CBS Sports, it’s looking like a foregone conclusion that Revis will be dealt to Tampa Bay for a first-rounder, and if the Jets land that 13th overall pick along with their 9th overall pick, New York is looking to draft Geno Smith and Tavon Austin back-to-back.
If New York ends up getting Tampa Bay’s pick to go with its ninth overall pick, some execs believe the team could end up taking two West Virginia offensive stars — quarterback Geno Smith and receiver Tavon Austin, if they were available at those spots.
In doing this very scenario, the Jets would essentially change the face of the entire franchise. Not on would Mark Sanchez be expendable, but the Jets would have one of the most high flying offenses in football — at least initially paper. Smith and Austin had great success while at West Virginia and pairing them in the NFL in a near by market only sounds like a good idea.
Of course, there’s no promise that it would work, but if the Jets do land the Buccaneers pick, and this scenario plays out, it could be something that turns fortunes in New York and saves a lot of jobs at the end of the day.