Success is a word that the New York Jets haven’t heard much lately.
They haven’t made the playoffs since 2010 and only have one winning season since.
The Jets have been through four coaches in 13 seasons: Rex Ryan, Todd Bowles, Adam Gase, and Robert Saleh.
Saleh’s tenure started badly with a 4-13 record.
Meanwhile, the jury is still out on Zach Wilson as the team’s franchise quarterback.
However, the Jets can rebuild their roster if they make the right choices in the 2022 NFL Draft.
Aside from having nine total picks, their draft positions could get them some of the top prospects.
The Jets own the 10th, 38th and 111th overall pick in this year's draft just via the Jamal Adams and Sam Darnold trades.
There's a chance to land 4 premium starters in the top 38.
Sometimes I wonder if we talk enough about how awesome those trades were by GM Joe Douglas.
— Field Yates (@FieldYates) April 26, 2022
ESPN’s Field Yates tweeted, “The Jets own the 10th, 38th, and 111th overall pick in this year’s draft just via the Jamal Adams and Sam Darnold trades. There’s a chance to land 4 premium starters in the top 38. Sometimes I wonder if we talk enough about how awesome those trades were by GM Joe Douglas.”
Douglas deserves some commendation for getting three picks in exchange for players that struggled with their new teams.
Darnold had a strong start with the Carolina Panthers but struggled when Christian McCaffrey suffered another injury.
Adams is also a relative non-factor for the Seattle Seahawks.
Four Picks In The First Two Rounds
The Jets have two picks in the top ten.
They might use the fourth overall pick to select an edge rusher and the tenth pick for a wide receiver.
If that’s their train of thought, they could land both Oregon’s Kayvon Thibodeaux and Alabama’s Jameson Williams.
Meanwhile, they also have the 35th and 38th overall selections, which they might use to improve their defensive secondary.
Some of the top names that might still be available by that time are Trent McDuffie and Kyle Hamilton.
In just two rounds, the Jets acquired four players that could help them return to relevance.