2019 NFL Draft: AFC East Draft Review

Contributed by: Dr Roto
Last Updated: May 14, 2019 9:55 AM


AFC East Draft Review (Offense Only)

Buffalo Bills

By all accounts, the Bills had one of the strongest drafts. DT Ed Oliver and OL Cody Ford are very good in the trenches, while they also added skill position players who will provide depth immediately and have the potential to start sooner rather than later.

RB Devin Singletary—Singletary was used quite heavily in college, but most likely he will get a year to sit behind LeSean McCoy and Frank Gore to learn how to be a three-down back in the league. Singletary reminds many scouts of a smaller version of McCoy, so he should be able to fit into the offense quite nicely when his time finally comes.

TE Dawson Knox—Knox was barely used at Ole Miss, but scouts seem to think that he has a skill set that should play well at the pro level. Knox began his career as a QB and is just learning to play TE. It might take him two to three years to be pro-ready, but there is upside potential in deeper dynasty leagues.

TE Tommy Sweeney—Sweeney might stick around if both he and Knox beat out Jason Croom. Sweeney is not very athletic, but he has decent hands and was a reliable receiving tight end at Boston College.

Miami Dolphins

 

New head coach Brian Flores put his stamp on this draft as he selected players with not only great ability but with great character. DT Christian Wilkins and OL Michael Deiter will start from Week 1.

RB Chandler Cox—Cox is an undersized fullback, but he should produce on special teams.

RB Myles Gaskin—Gaskin was highly productive at the University of Washington, but he seems to lack the necessary traits to be successful in the NFL. Gaskin is not particularly fast, nor does he have exceptional hands as a receiver. He is reliable and a good character guy who should be able to stick around as a RB3 and get a few carries here and there as a change of pace RB.

New England Patriots

As usual, the Patriots dominated the drafts by trading down and obtaining numerous picks in later rounds. However, by not trading out of the first round, they might have added the star receiver that they have needed since Randy Moss retired.

WR N'Keal Harry—For many scouts and GMs, Harry was the number one receiver on the board. He is tall, strong, and was very productive in college. He can play on the outside, but he profiles best as a huge slot receiver in the NFL. Some scouts have even compared him to Saints WR Michael Thomas. While it might take Harry some time to gel with Tom Brady, there is no doubt that he should be a top five pick in any dynasty draft.

RB Damien Harris—Harris started over Josh Jacobs at Alabama, but yet Harris was drafted in Round 3 while Jacobs went in Round 1. This is mainly because Harris is neither talented as a pass catcher nor blocker. What Harris does well, though, is run the football. He is a safe, solid runner who takes what the defense gives him and with the Patriots becoming more of a run-first offense, Harris should find some playing time at some point this season. Sony Michel‘s knee injuries could resurface at any time, which could propel Harris into the starting lineup at some point this coming season.

QB Jarrett Stidham—With Tom Brady wanting to play for another three years, the Patriots were wise to select a QB that they could groom down the road. Stidham has terrific size and a solid arm, but he needs to learn how to throw against tougher coverages. With Brian Hoyer most likely remaining as the backup QB, Stidham will have a chance to learn from Brady (and Hoyer) and develop at his own pace.

New York Jets

The Jets made a huge statement in the off-season by signing RB Le'Veon Bell to a huge contract. They did a solid job in the draft as well by adding two top defensive players in DT Quinnen Williams and DE Jachai Polite.

TE Trevon Wesco—After years of not using the tight end effectively, the Jets made Chris Herndon relevant in 2018. Now, they add Wesco who played in a wide-open offense at West Virginia. Wesco caught 26 passes last season in college and could stick around as a TE2 if he shows well in camp.


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