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Jets' 6 Picks, Overall Positions in '16 Draft

Green & White's First 3 Picks in the Top 83 in Draft, Which Kicks Off in Chicago on April 28


In case you missed it, the Jets' draft positions in all rounds has come into clear focus after the NFL's announcement last week of this year's compensatory draft choices (the Jets received none) and the release of some voided picks by the league this week.

The Jets, as we detailed previously, are selecting 20th overall in each round, due to the fact that they were the only 10-6 team not to make the playoffs last season and thus are not grouped with any other teams that would affect where they select from round to round.

Barring more draft choice moves by the league and, of course, the Jets trading picks in the coming weeks, here is where the Green & White's six selections fall:

Round 1 — 20th overall

Round 2 — 51st overall

Round 3 — 83rd overall

Round 4 — 118th overall

Round 5 — 157th overall

Round 6 — (195th overall, to Houston in last year's trade for QB Ryan Fitzpatrick)

Round 7 — 241st overall

Last year in Mike Maccagnan's first draft as the Jets general manager, the team also spent six picks, three of their own (Rounds 1, 2 and 7, for DE Leonard Williams, WR Devin Smith and DT Deon Simon respectively) and three that arrived via trades (Rounds 3, 4 and 5 for LB Lorenzo Mauldin, QB Bryce Petty and G Jarvis Harrison respectively).

This year's NFL Draft will have 253 selections. It will again be held in Chicago, with Round 1 set for Thursday, April 28, the second and third rounds on Friday, April 29, and the last four rounds on Saturday, April 30.

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