Huge trade: Jets acquired No. 3 overall pick from Colts for No. 6 overall pick, 37th overall pick, 49th overall pick and our 2019 2nd round pick.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 17, 2018
With the Jets almost certainly moving up to draft a quarterback, the question for us is how might the trade effect the New York Giants draft?
The easiest answer is "it doesn't." If the Giants have their sights set on an elite talent and he isn't selected by the Cleveland Browns, they can still go ahead and take him without regard for the Jets.
But from there, things start to get a bit murky. The Jets' trade could create a market for the Browns' number one overall pick, particularly if a team such as the Denver Broncos decides that they and the Giants have their eye on the same quarterback.
The trade could also heat up the trade market for the Giants' own pick. Now that the third pick is almost guaranteed to be a quarterback, it could increase the Giants' leverage in trade negotiations. If the Giants aren't enamored with any of the top signal callers, they might now be able to extract a high premium for the second pick in the draft and not only gain draft capital this year, but in future years as well.
As of right now, we don't know how the draft will play out, but it has certainly added more intrigue than we might have guessed a month and a half ago.