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2019 Schedule
4-12, 4th in AFC East

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

Pre-draft thoughts on the Jets: 1. They will get a very good player at three. It could come down to a preferred flavor: DT Quinnen Williams or NT Ed Oliver or LB Josh Allen. My hunch is they have them ranked in that order. 2. If DE Nick Bosa falls, the Jets will be very happy. I think there's an outside chance it could happen. 3. If the Giants get Allen, they will have the Jets to thank, just like the Jets can thank the Giants for Sam Darnold. 4. A trade-down won't make sense unless they come out of it with a second-round pick AND a 2020 first rounder. Don't pass on a blue chip at three until it's an offer you can't refuse. 5. LB Darron Lee could be on the move this weekend. And that would surprise no one. 6. WR Robby Anderson has trade value and could attract interest. If the Jets have concerns about signing him to a long-term deal, they should deal him if the offer is fair.

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

Jets draft preview: I think the pick will be DT Quinnen Williams. A rival personnel source tells me he's convinced they will take DT Ed Oliver. Call me skeptical. He'd be a questionable scheme fit and — let's be clear — he's not a dominant pass rusher. Personally, I'd pick LB Josh Allen because this is a rare chance to get an impact edge rusher. I don't think the Jets will go that way. A trade remains a possibility. They could anywhere from four (Oakland) to 15 (Washington). It would be a win if they come out of this with a 2019 second rounder and 2020 first rounder.

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

Lot of chatter about a Jets-Redskins trade. What could the Jets command in a deal that drops them from three to 15? Based on the Titans-Rams and Browns-Eagles trades in 2016, when the latter teams jumped up for Jared Goff and Carson Wentz, respectively, the Jets should demand Washington's first- and second-round picks this year (15 and 46), plus first- and second-rounders next year. That, at least, should be the foundation. Just remember: The trade chart goes out the window when a QB is involved. In last year's Jets-Colts trade, the Jets "overpaid" by 900 points to move up three spots. The Redskins reportedly want QB Dwayne Haskins. The Jets might re-think if DE Nick Bosa falls to three, I'm told.

Stephen A. argues Bell's presence 'very much needed' at Jets camp (1:35)
Jets take Williams with the No. 3 pick (1:11)

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

Jets coach Adam Gase downplayed the absences of RB Le'Veon Bell and LB Darron Lee at minicamp, noting it's a voluntary camp. Bell participated in the first week of voluntary workouts, but skipped the second week. This is Week 3. Gase said Bell has a "pretty good training regimen. ... He knows how to get his body ready for training camp and the regular season." Still, it's an important offseason for Bell, who sat out his last two offseasons in Pittsburgh because of contract disputes. Lee, who could be traded in the coming days, has participated in some workouts, Gase said.

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

Jets GM Mike Maccagnan, in his pre-draft session Tuesday with reporters, was predictably evasive. He was less gung-ho than usual about the desire to trade down from No. 3 overall, but he didn't rule it out. He said he would do what is in the "best interest of the team." At this point, the Jets aren't even looking for a ransome to move down, from what I hear. He said there's no "demarcation point" on how far down they'd go. Realistically, a trade seems unlikely. Maccagnan said the draft includes "quite a talented group" of edge rushers and defensive linemen. He didn't talk about specific players.


Draft Night is Dark and Full of Terrors

Mina and Domonique Foxworth talk about why the Giants should not take a quarterback with either of their first round picks (14:15), whether or not Dwayne Haskins would be an upgrade over Jameis Winston in Tampa Bay (23:14), if they'd rather have unlimited queso or unlimited salsa (37:53), and if Domonique would hug Roger Goodell if he were a draft prospect this year (1:08:20).

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

Ideal draft scenarios for the Jets: 1. They drop one spot to four, swapping places with the Raiders. The Jets would get the Raiders' second-round pick (35), filling a void on their draft card. They'd have to send their second third-rounder (93) to Oakland in the trade, based on the trade chart. The Raiders are said to be smitten with NT Ed Oliver, and perhaps they'd be willing to jump a spot, thinking the Jets might take him. At four, the Jets would have a choice of DT Quinnen Williams or LB Josh Allen AND they'd have a pick in each of the first four rounds. 2. DE Nick Bosa unexpectedly falls to them at three. 3. The Jets stay at three and draft Allen. (This is my choice. My hunch is they'd prefer Williams over Allen.)

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

The Jets-Ed Oliver buzz continues to get louder. Would GM Mike Maccagnan really take an undersized nose tackle with the third pick in the draft? Like a lot of GMs, Maccagnan puts an emphasis on traits, which would make Oliver an unconventional pick because of his size (6–1 7/8, 287) and short arms (fifth percentile among DLM at the combine). But Oliver has some special qualities (rare explosiveness), so maybe the Jets think he can be the next Aaron Donald. It's hard to believe he'd pick Oliver over DT Quinnen Williams, who checks every box, but one personnel man told me Maccagnan really likes Oliver.

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49ers scout, ex-NFL RB Reggie Cobb dies at 50

Running back Reggie Cobb, who starred at the University of Tennessee and playing in the NFL for the Bucs, Packers, Jaguars and Jets over seven seasons, has died at the age of 50.

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

Everybody knows the Jets need an edge rusher. Their DEs and OLBs beat their blocks within 2.5 seconds 18% of the time last season, per ESPN's Pass-Rush Win Rate using NFL Next Gen Stats — 23rd among all teams. The Jets haven't had a player with double-digit sacks since Mo Wilkerson in 2015. They can address the need with the third pick (Nick Bosa or Josh Allen). If not there, could they go back to the Seahawks in an attempt to trade for DE Frank Clark (franchise tag)? That seems unlikely under the current circumstances. The Jets don't have enough ammo (no second-round pick) and they couldn't do that trade on the clock because they presumably would want to negotiate a long-term deal. Still an intriguing option, though. The Jets had interest at the start of free agency.


Flight Plan with Rich Cimini 190418

ESPN Jets reporter Rich Cimini focuses on how the team plans to attack the upcoming draft. Special guest Mike Tannenbaum discusses the draft process and new coach Adam Gase.

John Pluym ESPN 

The Jets travel an NFL-low 6,788 miles this season, while the Raiders will travel an NFL-high 35,355 miles this season.

John Pluym ESPN 

The Jets have the second-best odds in the AFC East, but the Patriots will have a scheduling edge for both meetings. The first meeting, the Jets will be on a short week, coming off a Monday Night Football Game against the Browns. The second meeting, the Patriots are coming off a Thursday Night Football game and will have extra rest.

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Team Stats

Passing Yards197.8
Rushing Yards101.4
Points For20.823rd
Points Against27.6