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Report: Jets unlikely to trade up to get Trent Richardson

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Alabama running back Trent Richardson might be the top player on the Jets’ draft board, but it is unlikely that the team will trade up to get him on Thursday night.

The Jets are currently picking 16th in the first round and they would need to move up to the third pick in order to guarantee themselves Richardson. Manish Mehta of the Daily News quotes a team official as saying that the price tag for that deal is “ridiculous.” Per Mehta, unless Richardson slips further than expected, the Jets won’t give up the necessary picks to acquire him.

Of course, it’s never safe to assume much when it comes to the Jets. General Manager Mike Tannenbaum has been aggressive on draft day in the past and the Jets have 10 picks, including compensatory selections that can’t be dealt, this year. It wouldn’t be surprising to see the Jets jump up the board, but a move high enough to get Richardson could be a bridge too far.

The team has plenty of holes that need to be plugged, however, and that won’t happen if they mortgage the bulk of their early picks for one player.

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21 Responses to “Report: Jets unlikely to trade up to get Trent Richardson”
  1. truthhurtstoo says: Apr 25, 2012 4:56 PM

    jests 4-12 in 2012. That has a nice ring to it, doesnt it.

  2. brenenostler says: Apr 25, 2012 5:02 PM

    Draft LaMichael James

  3. fargovikesfan says: Apr 25, 2012 5:20 PM

    Spielmillen is waiting by his phone in Winter Park waiting for the Jets to call…

  4. maxvv says: Apr 25, 2012 5:21 PM

    I hate the Jets! I’m an internet guy! HERRRRRRR

  5. realdealsteel says: Apr 25, 2012 5:34 PM

    Think about it:

    The Jets say they want to go back to ground and pound. Well, they can’t do it with Shonne Greene because he’s a bum and a slob. They need a real runningback to make that ground and pound work.

    The Jets are so stupid for tipping their hand. They will make a move for Richardson on draft day. They are just trying not to alert the Browns or the Browns may try and move up one spot to lock Richardson in.

  6. blacknole08 says: Apr 25, 2012 5:38 PM

    Jets do need a back to spell Shonn Greene. Lamar Miller/Doug Martin seem like a better fit than packaging a bunch of picks to get T-Rich.

  7. dlk47823 says: Apr 25, 2012 5:39 PM

    realdeal- Ever think the Jets want you to think they;re moving up? They may actually be smarter than you are.

  8. dlk47823 says: Apr 25, 2012 5:40 PM

    Jet Haters- Jets were terrible last year and still went 8-8. A few players added and your at 11-5.

  9. herrmannator1810 says: Apr 25, 2012 5:44 PM


    #16 and Darrel Revis to Minnesota for #3 pick?

  10. siaaa says: Apr 25, 2012 6:08 PM

    they need to give up some of those picks and trade up for a QB. the two they have will win about 6 games combined next year.

  11. pleasantsurpriselefty says: Apr 25, 2012 6:12 PM

    Who cares who the JESTS like? Their locker room is still a cesspool, their coach is a clown, and their QB is a never-will-be. 8-8 sounds about right.

  12. eaglesnoles05 says: Apr 25, 2012 6:23 PM

    “Jets unlikely to trade up to get T.Richardson”…but it’d sure be a good idea for them to do.

  13. tuffd says: Apr 25, 2012 6:27 PM

    @herman..I hope that’s a joke. Jets would never trade rebus in if they ever did, itd be something more like revis for 2 first round picks and 2 second round picks. Not revis to swap 13 spots

  14. tuffd says: Apr 25, 2012 6:31 PM

    @siaa…makes sense…Sanchez has won 32 games in 3 seasons but he’ll probably only win 6 the next two. U should be on nfl network right next to warren sapp..he needs sone1 else who knows nothing about football to make him look smarter

  15. wetpaperbag3 says: Apr 25, 2012 7:05 PM

    Who really cares? I mean, what’s the point of preserving “the surprise” of draft day, when media outlets keep running stories of “sources” and “whispers” that this team or that team is gonna move up, trade down, or just jump off a cliff prior to announcing it.

    My view is that the media is just as culpable as the various “team source” leaks for spreading this dumb azz hysteria.

  16. mrguygadbois says: Apr 25, 2012 8:33 PM

    The Vikings are in the catbird seat at three, and they know it. Rex probably was willing to part with their 1st and a half-eaten bag of doritos, but that wasn’t enough for the Vikes.

  17. herrmannator1810 says: Apr 25, 2012 8:47 PM

    They can’ t sign Revis they might as well trade him

  18. ohnothatguy says: Apr 25, 2012 9:29 PM

    @tuffd,wow really!?!?!?!Sanchez has won 32 games in 3 seasons but he’ll probably only win 6 the next two. U should be on nfl network right next to warren sapp..he needs sone1 else who knows nothing about football to make him look smarter
    Wtf are you smoking? Sanchez didnt win those games at all!! That defense and running game did! All you jet fans need to get real n stop giving that credit to someone who dont deserve it. Qbs that win games are both mannings, brady, rodgers n brees. Week 17 sanchez needed to win it and a massive defensive tackle picked him twice. Thats pure garbage qb there. Anytime sanchez needed to come thru he choked! So STOP GIVING HIM CREDIT

  19. datdangdrewdundunituhgin says: Apr 25, 2012 11:20 PM

    finally, some jets news.

  20. mensamember says: Apr 26, 2012 9:11 AM

    Anytime sanchez needed to come thru he choked! So STOP GIVING HIM CREDIT

    Really? Better check his playoff numbers my friend. Top ten in the HISTORY of the league. And those were his first 2 years in the league AND every game was on the road.
    Not too shabby.

  21. exibitsman says: Apr 26, 2012 10:49 AM

    The jets will get t Richardson with the 4th pick

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