Written By: Adam Poedubicky

According to multiple sources, the New York Jets have just acquired Antonio Cromartie from the San Diego Chargers for a conditional third round pick in the 2011 NFL Draft. The pick, a third rounder, will become a second-round draft pick based on certain undisclosed performance and playing-time numbers.

Cromartie, a 2007 All-Pro performer, was unhappy with his situation in San Diego and general manager A.J. Smith was simply tired of his¬†shenanigans. There were obviously severe on and off-the-field issues if Smith didn’t want to bring back an 19th-overall pick from just four years ago.

Up-to-date analysis: Wow. Great move for the Jets. If Cromartie can perform like he did in 2007 (10 INTs) instead of how he did in 2008 and 2009 (5 INTs), this will be seen as a genius move. This also sews up a few other moves for the Jets. Now, in the first round of the draft, they don’t have to address the cornerback position and can look at other more important needs, such as wide receiver, safety, or defensive line. Also, great move making it a 2011 draft pick instead of 2010, because this year’s draft, as you all know, is one of the deepest in recent memory.