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NFL Draft Notebook: Another perspective on the Jets’ trade

Some weekly NFL draft notes

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Rumors have been swirling for awhile that the New York Giants and Buffalo Bills could be considering a trade, but just now news breaks that the New York Jets have moved up to No. 3 in the draft in a trade with the Colts that sends the Colts back to 6, but gives the Colts this years first rounder, next year’s first rounder and two second round picks in 2018, quite the haul for the Colts who drop down to No. 6 and still have a good shot at the player they originally wanted (assuming they weren’t going QB or getting Barkley at 6)

How does this relate to the Giants, well it forces the Browns to take QB at No. 1 if they want one because they know have two QB needy teams ahead of them at No. 4. It also means that the Jets likely called the Giants to trade up to No. 2 to ensure that they would get the pick they wanted or they had 3 players they graded very highly (most likely QBs) and you’d also imagine that the Jets have a good feel for who’s going 1 and 2 because otherwise you wouldn’t trade up this early. It’s big news. It also might mean if there is another team (Broncos looking at you) looking at QB the Giants pick just got more valuable.

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Just a fun story because there are and will plenty of stories of players misbehaving next year DL Christian Wilkins from Clemson has been substitute teaching this off-season.

Some Giants pro day news: Giatns offensive coordinator Mike Shula was at Baker Mayfield’s pro day, in the same article the Giants also had head executive head scout Jeremiah Davis on hand for Kyle Lauletta at Richmond’s pro-day and their defensive back coaches up to Wisconsin’s pro-day.

UCLA’s Josh Rosen threw the ball beautifully according to Chase Goodbread.

Josh Rosen said “I put the ball where it needs to be, very accurately, better than everyone else,” And there you are Giants fans, you either love his athletic arrogance or hate it. Money would be on Dave Gettleman not loving that, it doesn’t seem like the Giants way, but we’ll find out in a little more than a month.

An intriguing OT prospect is Lousiville’s Geron Christian

“This is one of the most interesting tackles because he has potential. Some of these tackles like the UCLA kid (Kolton Miller) they aren’t going to get much better. This kid just needs more experience and coaching and I think he will be a starter down the road.” -- NFC team offensive line coach

Christian athletic profile is terrific at 6-foot-5, 300 pounds, 35-inch long arms, 10 3/4-inch hands.

Good news for Georgia linebacker Roquan Smith who was initially flagged for medical re-checks, but later cleared.

Here’s a compilation of draft prospect “visits” (that’s met with at combine, after pro-days etc, and not offcial visits) from Charlie Campell at Walterfootball

Happy St. Patrick’s Day, be safe!