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Report: Zero chance Jets trade up for Trent Richardson

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Sal Paolantonio’s report that the Jets have Alabama running back Trent Richardson as the top player on their board touched off a wave of speculation that the Jets would make a big move to go up and get him.

It was called unlikely on Wednesday afternoon and there’s even stronger words Thursday from the man who started it all off. Paolantonio reports Thursday that a Jets official told him there is a “0.0 percent chance” that the Jets pay the price they need to pay to get Richardson. The only caveat to that report was that the Jets could change their mind if they get a sweetheart deal, but there’s not a high likelihood of that happening.

As always, this could be misdirection meant to obscure the Jets’ true intentions. The fact remains that the team has too many needs to give up a big part of this draft for one player.

The ESPN report went on to say that the Jets’ top targets with the 16th overall pick are South Carolina linebacker Melvin Ingram and Notre Dame wide receiver Michael Floyd. Both players would fill major needs for the Jets. So would Stanford guard David DeCastro, said to be the team’s fallback option if Ingram and Floyd are already off the board. The Jets would likely move DeCastro to right tackle under that scenario.

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14 Responses to “Report: Zero chance Jets trade up for Trent Richardson”
  1. mrguygadbois says: Apr 26, 2012 10:30 AM

    And there’s Zero chance that I really care what the Jests do.

  2. jenniferxxx says: Apr 26, 2012 10:31 AM

    NOOOOOOO … do whatever it takes. Mortgage the future. Trade up and get him. Think of all the publicity.

  3. armchairqb says: Apr 26, 2012 10:33 AM

    Funny. That’s the same chance as the Jets making the playoffs.

  4. duanethomas says: Apr 26, 2012 10:35 AM

    “Zero Chance”. That’s also their chances of winning a SuperBowl as long as the fat clown is the coach.

  5. maxvv says: Apr 26, 2012 10:37 AM

    Ingram, Floyd or DeCastro in that order = smart, prudent first round. Now just make sure you find a big bodied RB to split carries with Greene in the later rounds, and you’re looking at a solid draft, Jets.

  6. mikeyhigs says: Apr 26, 2012 10:48 AM

    I was thinking that they could include Mark Sanchez and their 1st to move up with the Browns. Then I remembered…Sanchez is so bad that they would only be able to move DOWN if they included him.

  7. suhnum1fan says: Apr 26, 2012 10:58 AM

    Jets are so crazy

  8. smartbutlazy says: Apr 26, 2012 10:59 AM

    Rex: “Yeah, it would cost too much to move up for Richardson. But, damn that boy has nice feet. Nice pretty feet.”

  9. pooflingingmonkey says: Apr 26, 2012 11:01 AM

    And Leon’s getting laaaaarrrrggger!

  10. tedwards56 says: Apr 26, 2012 11:40 AM

    rex must think his footwork isn’t that good

  11. bigbluelou says: Apr 26, 2012 11:40 AM

    And why should we believe a Jets official? They lie through their teeth. Sanchez is our guy.. oh wait Peyton’s available? no he won’t come to play where Eli rules, no? uh how about Teblow? he is! very good! You may just get your headlines Mr. Ismay.

  12. sj39 says: Apr 26, 2012 12:36 PM

    Would the Neanderthal foot jokers please get some new material. You’re boring.

  13. ncsteeler says: Apr 26, 2012 1:02 PM

    To move up that far, they would have to include next year’s #1 and probably this year’s #2. Yes, the Jets are crazy but that’s certifiable.

  14. kvanhorn87 says: Apr 26, 2012 2:32 PM

    What are the chances that the Jets allowed Sal Pal to see their draft board? And if they did, I am sure since he reported what was on it, he is being escorted out personally by some big fat bouncer….er…Rex.

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