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Jets trade No. 48 pick to Seahawks for added second-, third-rounders

Jets GM Joe Douglas speaks to reporters during

Jets GM Joe Douglas speaks to reporters during a news conference on Tuesday, December 31, 2019. Credit: George A. Faella

Joe Douglas decided having three third-round picks was better than two.

The Jets general manager sent the No. 48 selection overall to the Seahawks for picks No. 59 and 101. The move gave the Jets four picks on Day 2 of the NFL Draft. They also had the No. 68 and 79 choices in the third round.

Douglas apparently felt he could get better value picking later even with some highly-rated receivers on the board. Notre Dame’s Chase Claypool and Baylor’s Denzel Mims were both on the board when the Jets were scheduled to pick.

The Jets need help at multiple positions beside wide receiver. They also have holes at cornerback, edge rusher and backup running back. They also would like to add more depth on the offensive line. Douglas could address some of those areas before the night is over.

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