Bob Glauber's National Football League mini-mock draft 2.0

The New York Jets signaled their intentions to select a quarterback in this year's National Football League draft by securing the No. 3 overall pick from the Indianapolis Colts. NY dealt its first-rounder - No. 6 overall - along with two second-rounders and next year's second-rounder for Indianapolis' top pick this year. Teams that don't want to miss on their quarterback may now need to move into the top three of the draft to get their guy with the Browns, Giants and Jets all threats to go in that direction.

Cleveland, if it takes a quarterback first overall, also could trade its fourth overall pick and get a haul like the Colts just did.

"The plan is to get a quarterback", Cimini said on "SportsCenter".

Since 1967, the Jets have traded into the top-five of an NFL Draft three times before Saturday's transaction.

Have you weighed in on which position you think the Bucs should take with their first-round pick? Moving down just three selections and gaining three second-round picks in the process seems like the right package to me. The Browns are expected to draft Sam Darnold at pick one. And consider, too, that Jets' success this decade in drafting quarterbacks in early rounds is slightly worse than Lee Van Cleef's or Eli Wallach's in shootouts against Eastwood in those Spaghetti Westerns. Sometimes it feels to older Jets fans as if they have been waiting for the heir to Joe Namath for as long as the Cubs waited to win another World Series until they finally won one two years ago. A team such as Buffalo, which is still seeking long-term stability at quarterback, might be willing to make a trade with Indianapolis.

Now, the Jets will have the opportunity to select one of the top quarterback prospects in the draft, which they hope will turn into their franchise quarterback.

Despite failing to land a franchise signal-caller, this current Jets regime has been unusually busy the quarterback department.

The question then becomes if quarterbacks projected for the second or third round will be increasing in value as the draft comes closer into view. Given how many picks the Jets had to give up three picks, the Bills would face an astronomical cost to move up seven or more spots.

The 2018 NFL Draft is going to be one of the most telling and entertaining drafts of recent memory. Gaines, who played for the Buffalo Bills in 2017, will meet with the Cardinals on Saturday, according to Garafolo's sources.

The last time NY took a quarterback with a high first-round pick was 2009, when it drafted Mark Sanchez.

Originally in possession of two second-round picks this year, Maccagnan had an improved chance to start a little streak of solid selections following Maye.

The Jets and Colts swapped first round picks, and the Jets added in two second round choices this season as well as a second round pick in 2019. They now have the No. 12 and 22 picks to help sweeten the deal for the Giants.

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