Updated, 3:15 p.m. ET
Where exactly are all of our picks this year? Well, they're right here.
This isn't breaking news, but for those who want to see the official list of the Jets' dozen picks in this year's draft, here is THE list as it stands today:
GM John Idzik has shown that he's not averse to trading a selection — he sent our fourth-rounder last year to New Orleans for RB Chris Ivory, and so far that has been a pick well spent.
But Idzik has also said the draft is our lifeblood and so there would seem to be a good chance that we might spend all 12 of those picks.
When was the last time we had such a draft bounty? Bill Parcells' second draft in 1998, after his wheeling and dealing that year, also wound up with a dozen picks. We had no first-rounders that year and two second-round picks in DE Dorian Boose and DB Scott Frost. But the star of that draft was Jason Fabini, fourth-round tackle out of Cincinnati, who went on to start 114 regular-season games, plus five more playoff games, with 88 of them coming in a row at left tackle.
The last time we had more than 12 picks in a draft, you have to go back to the days of the 12-round drafts and the 1990 selection meeting, when we took RB Blair Thomas in the first round, C Roger Duffy in Round 8, and 14 picks overall.
Compensatory picks of course cannot be traded, so we'll have at least three picks in Round 6, And if we also spend our own pick in that round, it will be only the fourth time in franchise history that we've had a four-pick round. The others:
1998 — Four 5th-rounders, three in trades (LB Casey Dailey, G Doug Karczewski, TE Blake Spence and T Eric Bateman)
2000 — "The Four Aces," four 1st-round picks, three in trades (DE Shaun Ellis, DE John Abraham, QB Chad Pennington and TE Anthony Becht)
2004 —Four 7th-rounders, three with compensatory picks (LB Darrell McClover, DE Trevor Johnson, RB Derrick Ward, S Rashad Washington)
One final draft note today: The NFL has announced that 30 players have confirmed they will be in attendance for this year's May 8-10 draft at Radio City Music Hall. I don't know the last time a Jets top pick wasn't in the city the night of the draft (Jared Winley refreshed my memory by recalling that Muhammad Wilkerson was in New Jersey but not in NYC the night we picked him 30th overall in 2011.)
Here is the alphabetical list of the 30 names of the potential first-rounders who will be on hand on Thursday night, May 8. Is the Jets' 18th overall pick in here?
WR Odell Beckham Jr., QB Blake Bortles, QB Teddy Bridgewater, S Ha Ha Clinton-Dix, DE Jadeveon Clowney, WR Brandin Cooks, DE Kony Ealy, TE Eric Ebron, WR Mike Evans, CB Kyle Fuller
QB Jimmy Garoppolo, CB Justin Gilbert, DT Ra'Shede Hageman, DT Jimmy Jernigan, T Cyrus Kouandjio, WR Cody Latimer, WR Marqise Lee, T Taylor Lewan, LB Khalil Mack, QB Johnny Manziel
T Jake Matthews, WR Jordan Matthews, T Morgan Moses, LB C.J. Mosley, S Calvin Pryor, T Greg Robinson, CB Bradley Roby, LB Ryan Shazier, CB Jason Verrett, WR Sammy Watkins
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