I always look to see who our rivals take in the NFL draft, for me that makes sense. We'll have a minimum of 6 games against them next year and we'll be facing these players for the next 4-5 years.
So now that we have covered the Leonard Williams selection for the Jets, I thought it made sense for us to cover the selections made by the other AFC East teams:
Miami Dolphins - DeVante Parker, WR, Louisville
I think it's hard not to like this selection if you're a Dolphins fan. You add a player who many considered a top 10 talent at selection 14 after adding the receiving threats of Kenny Stills and Jordan Cameron through free agency. Parker was injured last year and that ensured his stock fell far enough that the Dolphins didn't have to give anything up to get him. He's excellent with the ball in the air and I feel he'll be an instant red-zone target in year one.
New England Patriots - Malcolm Brown, DT, Texas
I do like Brown, and he has a lot of versatility to play numerous spots across the defensive line. He's a very big man but he's not overly physical at the point of attack. However he has excellent hand usage and good athleticism for the size. He was a first round prospect and New England needed to plug that defensive line, it makes sense and it's good value. I'm sure the guys in New England are happy with this one.
Buffalo Bills - No Selection
The Bills traded their 1st round selection in 2015 to move up in the 2014 draft to select Sammy Watkins. Their first pick in the 2015 NFL draft with be the #50 overall selection.