• Fins beat Jags, 27-13 Fins beat Jags, 27-13 It wasn't pretty, but Miami put down the Jaguars, 27-13
  • Fins thump Bears Fins thump Bears Miami climbs to 3-3 as they beat Chicago, 27-14
  • RB Moreno out for season RB Moreno out for season Miami placed the RB on the IR list, ending his season
  • Fins run roughshod over Raiders Fins run roughshod over Raiders Miami manhandled Oakland 38-14 in front of a lively London audience

     

AFC East Draft Grades

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CB Dee Milliner was a solid pick for the Jets

There has been much media discussion with the Dolphins trade up for DE Dion Jordan. And most pundits have been favorable to this year’s Miami Dolphins draft.

But what about the rest of the AFC East? What about the teams that Miami squares off against twice a year?

Buffalo Bills – Trading down from #8 to #16 netted QB E.J. Manuel, LB Kiko Alonso, and TE Chris Gragg.

Can the accuracy issues Manuel displayed at FSU be corrected? I have my doubts because accuracy is rarely a trait that figures itself out (see Jake Locker) in the NFL. Manuel has the athleticism, character, and arm talent to justify the risk-reward, though.

2nd and 3rd round WR’s Robert Woods and Marquise Goodwin add weapons to an offense that needs them.
Grade: C+

New York Jets – CB Dee Milliner is no Darrelle Revis, but he was the BPA for the Jets at #9 with LB Barkevious Mingo and WR Tavon Austin off the board. I disagree whole-heartedly with the pick ofDT Sheldon Richardson because he will play out of place as a 3-4 DE, while forcing Quentin Copes to play out of place as a 3-4 OLB as well.

QB Geno Smith would have been terrific value for any team drafting in the mid-2nd round….but not for the Jets. Not in New York. Geno Smith IS the New York Jets for the next 3-4 years, and is a universal opinion is evolving that he’ll be unable to handle the New York media with a below-average offense cast to drag along.

G Brian Winters and OT Oday Aboushi were solid picks, and should start Week 1 at LG and RT.
Grade: C+

Patriots –DE/OLB Jamie Collins is one of my favorite players in this draft, and the typical hybrid player that Bill Belichick has succeeded with in the past.

WR Aaron Dobson has great size, hands, and upside if he can learn to separate. Josh Boyce, the apple of Jeff Ireland’s eye in the 4th round, is a precise route runner in the Marty Booker role.

3rd-round DB’s Logan Ryan and Duron Harmon are perfect scheme fits.
Grade: B-

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  • Either way.. Manuel was still a reach. Could have had him later. But, if you identify a QB that you think is a franchise QB.. Then it’s never too soon to take him.. Unfortunately for the Bills. I don’t think Manuel is a franchise QB.

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  • “Can the accuracy issues Manuel displayed at FSU be corrected?” — Not sure I totally agree with this. It depends on the root of the accuracy problems. If it is something as simple as poor footwork that can be corrected. It’s tougher to correct awkward throwing motions, throwing off the back foot etc. That’s not to suggest all footwork issues are corrected, some guys just develop a habit they can’t break, but it does happen.

    Not sure what the cause of his issues are as I have not studied too much film on him, but thought I’d throw that out there.

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