TDA AFC East Draft Grades
Buffalo Bills: C+
The Bills had an adequate draft. Gregory Rousseau in the 1st was a solid pick. He will need time to develop but he can easily become a great player and I project him being moved inside rather than line up as a true edge. They drafted 5 linemen, 3 on the offensive side of the ball and 2 on the defensive. With the roster they have, having an adequate draft isn't going to make or break them next season.
Miami Dolphins: A-
The Dolphins drafting Waddle should help out Tua a lot next season. Waddle is arguably the most explosive offensive player in this class and knows how to create separation at all levels of the field. Phillips is someone I wasn't as high on as many other scouts/analysts but he fills a need and was a top 4 edge defender in this class for me. Holland and Eichenberg should both have an immediate impact for the Dolphins.
New England Patriots: A-
The Patriots were able to stay put at 15 and draft the quarterback of their future. Mac Jones is probably the closest thing to Tom Brady that you can get in a prospect. He's smart, accurate, and takes care of the ball. They then turned to the defensive side of the ball where they traded up for Barmore who should have an immediate impact as a role player as well ad Perkins who should also add to their rotation of edge defenders. Two later round picks in Cameron McGrone and Joshuah Bledsoe might not see a lot of time this season but could be key picks for the future.
New York Jets: A+
The Jets have started off the Zach Wilson era on the right foot. After picking Wilson they immediately started to do what they could to build around him. Alija Ver-Tucker lined up next to Mechki Becton is going to be one heck of an offensive left side. I think they reached for Elijah Moore a little bit but he is a super talented player that knows how to get open from the slot. Michael Carter (the UNC one) is going to be a steal. He will immediately get touches and make the most of them whether it be in the run or pass game. Hamsah Nasirildeen was a prospect that I believe was being overlooked. He is a massive safety who can line up all over the place and could easily develop into a starting caliber player on the back end of that defense.
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