The Winnipeg Jets are drafting second overall in the entry draft this year. This is a position that will give them ample opportunity to draft a skilled player that could help the Jets this year or in the future. While the player drafted may or may not help them next season, they most likely will help them in the years to come.
Some of the players available in the top 10 include: Patrik Laine, Jesse Puljujärvi, Auston Matthews, Jakob Chychrun, Alex Nylander, Tyler Jost, and Jake Bean. While the Jets need help on defence, that does not mean that they need to draft a defenceman in the first round. Most draft picks, even top ten players, are not ready for the NHL right away. It may be prudent to explore other options to acquire a defenceman and instead focus on finding young players who can help replace the offence lost with the trade of Andrew Ladd and the (at some point) age of Blake Wheeler.
None of that is important right now though; all that matters is the fact that the Jets are drafting high in a good draft and should come away with some talent.