NFL Draft Notes - Tuesday, April 24

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Tony Pauline

Draft Analyst Writer

Here’s the latest on what I’m hearing across the league, as we are a little more than 48 hours from the start of the draft.

As I mentioned in an article last week as well as during the Draft Analysts Podcast, the Seattle Seahawks are looking to move pass rusher Frank Clark.

Three teams are lining up for Clark, including the New York Jets, Kansas City Chiefs and Indianapolis Colts.

Besides their selections late in the first round, both the Chiefs and Colts have a pair of picks in the second round. Kansas City owns the 61st and 63rd selections, while the Colts own the 34th selection -- acquired last year in a trade from the New York Jets -- as well as the 59th selection.

While it seems the Colts are in the driver’s seat with that 34th selection, multiple sources tell me the Kansas City Chiefs will consider parting with their pick in Round 1, the 29th selection, in order to acquire Clark.

(Editors Note - NFL.com has since reported a deal is close between the Kansas City Chiefs and Seattle Seahawks for Frank Clark)

Where does that leave the New York Jets?

As previously reported, I continue to hear the Jets are doing all they can to move down from the third selection. In fact, one person told me the Jets are “desperate to move down,” and they feel no one available at the third slot is a player they really need. Last week I reported that, except for Nick Bosa, the Jets are not enamored with any of the pass rushers who may be available to them early in Round 1.

The team is in need of extra picks in the top 100, owning the third pick of the draft as well as two choices in Round 3, selections 68 and 93.

The Jets have already started recruiting players who may slip through the seven rounds of the draft and sign as undrafted free agents. 

I’m also told the Jets would consider trading receiver Robby Anderson if they are able to get the compensation they desire in return. Anderson, an undrafted free agent, has been terrific addition on the field for the Jets but has caused some headaches as well. He was tendered by the team in February and is slated to become a free agent after the season.