Jets Likely Trade Partner For Cowboys

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Feb 23, 2014; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Clemson Tigers wide receiver Sammy Watkins participates in a pass catching drill during the 2014 NFL Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports


The current draft pool is highlighted by a relatively sizable group of dangerous receivers.  The collection is akin to the wealth of offensive linemen that flooded the first round of the 2013 draft.

Sammy Watkins, Mike Evans, Kelvin Benjamin, Odell Beckham, and Marqise Lee lead the talented bunch.  All these guys impressed at the combine, and are highly rated as possible NFL difference makers by one team or another.

With Sammy Watkins long gone before Dallas’ 16th pick, it’s largely agreed either Mike Evans and/or Kelvin Benjamin will be available at 16.

This two specific guys are of great importance to Dallas.  The next 2 teams following the Cowboys in the draft are desperately seeking a new #1 WR to add to their roster.

Both the Baltimore Ravens (17) and the New York Jets (18), also have a history of seeking big receivers to lead their club.  Of the 5 position leaders named above, Evans and Benjamin strongly match the WR traits these teams desire most.

Mike Evans is 6’5, 231, and was a beast at the combine.  He ran a 4.53 40-yard dash, vertical leaped 37″, and displayed amazing hands.  The recent Texas A&M Aggie showed excellent acceleration and quickness for a man his size.

Kelvin Benjamin stands 6’5, 240 with huge hands and is a nightmare match-up for defensive backs and linebackers.  Just like Evans, he turned in a solid 4.61 4o-yard dash when considering his dominating size.

Either of these 2 giant wideouts would be a dream grab for the Ravens or Jets.  It’s widely accepted at least one is off the board before 16, likely Evans.  At the same time, most experts agree the second will be available.

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  • Rog

    Asinine premise. Jets showed no inclination of moving up to grab their guy last year and still walked away with a QB. With a draft deep in WRs, why would a team try moving up, especially since they could go TE or WR and they showed an interest in Tavon Austin last year for their first pick (a smurf of a guy)

  • SK_Jersey13

    This is a really well-thought out idea, but I think it’s a big possibility the Jets target Eron, and I believe Pitta was just re-signed so B-more likely wouldn’t grab a TE. What about the Chiefs as a target, looking to grab a WR, and giving up their 23rd pick? They may be more motivated to get ahead of the curve, already being a good team and having less options at 23 then the Jets would at 18. For that we may get just a 1st for a 1st/3rd

    • ctcowboy1968

      My concern would be that the Cards and GB would take the DTs that we want with picks 20 and 21. All dependent on the Bears pick at 14. Assuming that there are 3 first round worthy DTs (Jernigan, Donald and Hageman), the Bears and GB both are hurting for DL. Would hate to see us miss out on one of these DTs.

  • n0ble

    I hope Dallas isn’t considering picking a WR in the first or even second with the problems on defense. If in fact they do get a WR in one of those rounds Cowboy fans will be screaming from the rooftops and maybe even jumping from them. It would be considered a bust of a draft no matter how good the WR might be.

  • SmartThinking

    All this wheeling and dealing and trading forward and back is way too complicated for my aging brain to try and sort through.

    Here’s what I’m trying to come to grips with, though: (1) if all the sports news is correct and Dallas is playing with such an injury-decimated front defensive line, and (2) if most pundits agree that the smart, prudent move would be for Jones to re-build the Defense with the majority of stud early draft picks, and (3) if the Cap is so tight he can’t afford to buy defensive veterans off the market but (4) needs to fill, like six defensive holes on that side of the ball with draft picks …. then what the hell is he doing looking at WR’s instead of DT’s and DE’s and FS’s and CB’s?

    Naw. You guys are right. The team needs defensive linemen. So it makes perfect sense in “Jerryworld” that he’s looking at WRs. Why not QB’s and TE’s and all the other stuff we don’t need right away in Round One as well?

  • ctcowboy1968

    Well thought out Brad. The Jets basically have no quality WR. Raven’s WR Torrey Smith as stated publically that he wants WR help on the other side.

  • Guy Smith

    When Jerry Jones plays GM, you know how bad the future is for this team..You think the last 3 years at 8-8 was bad, believe me, you Aint seen nothing yet..This is one of those drafts where almost every pick should bolster the defensive line, safety and offensive line.