Jets get in touch with Trent Richardson
posted at 4/25/2012 7:23 PM EDT
Now, Alabama running back Trent Richardson told reporters in New York at a predraft event that the Jets called him to verify his contact information in advance of a potential trade.
"They wanted to know my information as far as whether that's the right number to reach me in case something does happen, with them trading up," Richardson said.
However, it seems fairly unlikely that the Jets would be willing to pay the hefty price of moving into the top five selections to land the top-ranked running back from their current spot at No. 16 overall in the first round.
Moving up that high would require the Jets to give up their first-round pick this year and likely their first-round pick next year as well as additional draft pick compensation.
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