Jets General Manager Mike Maccagnan let it be known that he was interested in potentially trading out of the. 3 pick in the first round, the reports called the team determined to do so and the hours leading into the draft featured a lot of speculation that a deal would be struck.
In the end, however, the Jets stayed put and followed the chalk To take former Alabama defensive tackle Quinnen Williams
"There were definitely some teams that we talked to before, a few teams we talked to on the clock, but in the end there was never a deal or offer that we felt good enough To go back for, "Maccagnan said, via the New York Post .
Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News reports the Jets spoke to the Raiders and Bills while they were on the clock.
Picking Williams bolstered the Jets defense, but did not address their long-standing need for a pass rusher off the edge. There were options on that front, but Maccagnan said you risk making an error when "you start trying to factor what you want from a perspective and you factor that into your evaluation process."
For his part, Williams said he knows he's "going to be a dominant player" and it's unlikely that anyone will complain about other needs if he lives up to that advance billing.