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.
What would it take for Jets to trade up for Mike Evans? Bucs linked to him at No 7. Jets would have to trade 1,2,3 & best 4 to leapfrog #nyj
— Manish Mehta (@MMehtaNYDN) April 21, 2014
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.