Here’s where two first-round picks could land

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Week 18 does not imply anything to the Jets from a playoff viewpoint, however it provides for their 2 first-round choices in the 2022 NFL Draft.

Wins and losses will be moving the huge board around, so where precisely could Jets GM Joe Douglas be choosing come April?

Heading into this weekend, they presently own the No. 4 and No. 7 general choices. Here’s what might alter:

(Complete Disclaimer: Strength of schedule, through Tankathon, can alter depending upon how groups end up the season. So the numbers you see here are all going into Week 18)

Jets No. 4 Choose Results

The Jets presently own this choice with a record of 4-12 since of their .515 strength of schedule (the greater the portion, the greater the win overall of challengers for the year). The Houston Texans (.496 SOS) get No. 3 because their schedule is easy, while the Giants (.537 SOS) are behind the Jets.

This pick, though, can land anywhere between No. 3 and No. 6.

Here are the basic scenarios:

No. 3 Choose: NYJ loses while HOU wins
No. 4 Pick: NYJ loses while HOU loses OR NYJ, HOU, NYG and CAR (.507 SOS) all win
No. 5 Pick: NYJ wins while HOU and NYG lose
No. 6 Pick: NYJ wins and HOU, NYG, and CAR all lose

Jets No. 7 Pick Results

This choice comes from the Seattle Seahawks as their second first-rounder given in the Jamal Adams trade.

The Jets probably didn’t expect this plummet from Seattle, but they won’t be complaining.

Now, this pick can fall anywhere between No. 7 and No. 11 depending on what happens. Let’s break it down, starting with if Seattle loses and falls to 6-11 on the year:

No. 7 Pick: SEA loses (even if No. 6 CAR wins, they have easier SOS so pick remains the same)

Simple enough, right? But what about if they win. We do know two scenarios that would occur:

No. 8 Pick: SEA wins and CHI or WSH loses. CAR must also lose
No. 9 Pick: SEA wins while CHI and WSH lose as well as ATL, DEN, and MIN all win

From there a mix-and-match situation could occur that may force Seattle’s pick up or down. This is the case due to four teams being 7-9 with different strengths of schedule.

But Jets fans can all agree seeing Seattle lose to the Arizona Cardinals this week would be ideal to land that No. 7 selection.

As for the Jets themselves, some fans may be rooting for the greater choice. But they can also play spoiler against an opponent who needs a win to secure their 2nd successive AFC East title in the Buffalo Costs.

Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.