On Monday, when the Jets traded quarterback Sam Darnold (Sam Darnold) to the Panthers, they continued their long-term trend of losing first-round picks.
In fact, Darnold, selected by the Jets in 2018, was the sixth consecutive first-round pick they traded.
In 2017, the Jets selected safety Jamal Adams (Jamal Adams) as the sixth place. Last year, they traded him to the Seahawks.
In 2016, the Jets ranked second overall guard Darron Lee (Darron Lee). In 2019, they traded him to the Chiefs.
In 2015, the Jets ranked sixth overall with defensive rebounder Leonard Williams (Leonard Williams). In 2019, they traded him to the Giants.
In 2014, the Jets will safety Calvin Pryor (Calvin Pryor) ranked 18th overall. In 2017, they traded him to the Browns.
In 2013, the Jets selected defensive tackle Sheldon Richardson with the 13th overall pick. In 2017, they traded him to the Seahawks.
The last first-round pick that the Jets did not trade was cornerback Dee Milliner, who picked ninth in 2013. They cut him off in 2016.
The Jets’ ability to trade these six first-round picks shows that they are not completely bankrupt, because complete bankruptcy has no trading value. But for the Jets, their first-round picks are not staying long enough to sign a second contract. It is certainly not an ideal choice.