Dec 31, 2013; Atlanta, GA, USA; Texas A&M Aggies wide receiver Mike Evans (13) catches a pass between Duke Blue Devils cornerback Ross Cockrell (6) and Kyler Brown (56) during the second quarter in the 2013 Chick-fil-a Bowl at the Georgia Dome. Mandatory Credit: John David Mercer-USA TODAY Sports

NFL Draft Rumors: Jets would have to trade past Buccaneers to draft Mike Evans

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The New York Jets are almost certainly going to draft a wide receiver in the first round of the NFL Draft next month, but the question is quickly becoming not if they’re going to take a wide out but where are they going to take one. While names like Odell Beckham and Marqise Lee are being kicked around, Mike Evans has been on New York’s radar but they will need more than a wing and a prayer to land him.

According to Jets beat writer Manish Mehta, if the Jets plan on landing Mike Evans, they’d better start working on a trade that has them picking before the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at No. 7 overall.


This seems to be a bit of a no-brainer as Evans is a top prospect and will be the consolation prize to anyone coveting Sammy Watkins. That looks to be the Buccaneers but it’s unclear shot hey covet and if they’ll even stay at No. 7 to make their selection.

Either way, it appears that among the Jets draft day options, trading up must now be considered among their likely options.

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