The New York Jets were able to pull off a trade to acquire Aaron Rodgers as their new quarterback.
Now, the franchise can focus on the NFL Draft, as they have the 15th pick overall.
It’s unknown how the draft will play out, but rumors are at an all-time high.
With that said, it sounds like the Jets’ draft plan may have been revealed after finalizing their trade for Rodgers.
According to Matt Miller, and shared by Dov Kleiman, New York may be in the market to select Jaxon Smith-Njigba in the first round of the NFL Draft.
Here is Miller’s full explanation as to why he believes the Jets are potentially in play to select Smith-Njigba.
Update: The #Jets possible draft plan is to pick Ohio State WR Jaxon Smith-Njigba, per @nfldraftscout
That would reunite Smith-Njigba with the Jets 2022 1st round pick Garrett Wilson.
"Based on conversations with people around the league and sources with knowledge of the Jets'… pic.twitter.com/d9Qrp27Ex2
— Dov Kleiman (@NFL_DovKleiman) April 26, 2023
However, Miller does point out that Jaxon Smith-Njigba “is expected to be off the board by the time the Jets draft at No. 15 — he might even go to the Packers at No. 13 following their swap as part of the Aaron Rodgers deal.”
So, if the Jets plan to draft Smith-Njigba, they’re likely going to have to trade up.
New York currently has a decent wide receiver core with Garrett Wilson leading the way. On top of that, Corey Davis returns while the addition of Allen Lazard and Mecole Hardman gives the Jets some solid depth.
However, could you imagine Smith-Njigba on this roster? Aaron Rodgers would have plenty to work with for the 2023 season.
With that said, rumors continue to swirl around the NFL Draft. Make sure to tune in on Thursday night at 8 P.M. Easter to see how it all plays out.