With the addition of a third-round compensatory selection, the Jets now own seven selections in April's NFL Draft.
The NFL recently announced 32 compensatory choices in the 2017 NFL Draft had been awarded to 16 teams. The Jets were awarded the No. 107 overall choice based on a formula that calculates salary, playing time and postseason honors. Last spring, the Jets lost DT Damon "Snacks" Harrison, ILB Demario Davis and RB Chris Ivory in free agency while the team added RB Matt Forte and DL Steve McLendon. For the first time, compensatory picks can be traded.
The Jets, who own the No. 6 overall selection, are scheduled to have four picks in the first three rounds. They have the sixth pick in Rounds 1, 3, 5 and 7 and the seventh pick in Rounds 2 and 6. With a compensatory selection in mind last April, Jets GM Mike Maccagnan traded his fourth-round choice in the 2017 Draft in order to move into Round 5 and select South Carolina T Brandon Shell.