Bradway says Jets could trade down

Jets General Manager Terry Bradway held a press conference on Thursday to discuss the upcoming NFL draft.<p>

However, for the second year in a row, he refused to discuss any players in the draft, so as you can imagine, the event wasn't particularly newsworthy.

"I don't want to get into any of the specific players, like we didn't last year," said Bradway. "We'll talk about the positions in general, but not specific players. I don't want to be the proclaimed expert on these players."

The Jets currently hold the 12th pick in the first round, and there has been some speculation that the team might trade down from that spot.

"The decision there will be if we feel there's enough players left on the board, and if we can get one that we want," said Bradway.

It's no secret the Jets might pick a cornerback in the first round, but if draft's top two cover guys, South Carolina's Dunta Robinson and Virginia Tech's DeAngelo Hall are gone, might the Jets consider a receiver at 12?

"Definitely," said Bradway. "(Free agent addition) Justin (McCareins) filled a need as a starting receiver. He's big, he's fast, he's tough, productive, and a guy who is young on the verge of really breaking out. So we felt really good about that. But there's no question we could take another receiver if that's the best player up there. We could do that also."

And Bradway hopes Jets draft history repeats itself. The last time they had the 12th pick in 2000, it worked out pretty well.

"Shaun Ellis was a 12," said Bradway. "I hope this 12 is Shaun Ellis."


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