We’ve got the most surprising veteran giveaway yet on day three of the draft.
Leon Washington is headed to the Seahawks in exchange for a fifth-round pick. The Jets selected Kentucky running back John Connor with the pick, and also sent a seventh-round pick to Seattle in the deal.
What a steal for the Seahawks.
We don’t understand this one from the Jets perspective. Washington has been one of their best players over the last four years, and performs a variety of roles well. Washington was recovering from a compound leg fracture and apparently the Jets did not want to give him a long-term deal.
The Jets have replaced Washington in this draft with USC running back Joe McKnight, who is a similar-style player. Connor will add further depth.
Seattle suddenly has a revamped backfield with Washington and LenDale White added Saturday. (They will need to work on a nickname.) Julius Jones is probably not long for the Seahawks roster.