New England Patriots

(37) Kyle Dugger S/LB Lenoir-Rhyne

(60) Josh Uche LB Michigan

(87) Anfernee Jennings OLB Alabama

(91) Devin Asiasi TE UCLA

(101) Dalton Keene TE Virginia Tech

(159) Justin Rohrwasser, PK, Marshall

(182) Mike Onwenu, OG, Michigan

(195) Justin Herron, OG, Wake Forest

(204) Cash Maluia, LB, Wyoming

(230) Dustin Woodward, OC, Memphis

 

 

UDFA

Brian Lewerke, QB, Michigan St

Jeff Thomas, WR, Miami

Nick Coe, DE, Auburn

Courtney Wallace Jr, DT, Louisiana Tech

J'Mar Smith, QB, Louisiana Tech

Will Hastings, WR, Auburn

Bill Murray, DT, William & Mary

Myles Bryant, S, Washington

Rashod Berry, TE, Ohio State

De'Jon Harris, LB, Arkansas

Sean Riley, WR, Syracuse

Kyahva Tezino, LB, San Diego State

J.J. Taylor, RB, Arizona

Isaiah Zuber, WR, Mississippi State

Appears Belichick's solution to regularly missing on WRs is just not to draft them. He's always loved big rangy safeties on the backend, but at the top of the 2nd, Dugger's a risky small school project. 2nd rounder Uche's versatile and strong at the poa, but he's not an adept pass rusher. Jennings wasn't a stand out on that talent laden Bama team but he had flashes as a rusher and run defender. Clearly versatility was high on BB's checklist for these three defenders.

 

Asiasi & Keene are his attempt to reincarnate some measure of Gronk & Hernandez. Asiasi was a steal imo, and could be leading the team in catches in a year or two. He's an athletic, complete TE that just didn't do much in college. Keene's an athletic HB that has some juice after the catch that Bill thought enough of to trade up for.

 

PK Rohrwasser was tabbed to succeed Gostkowski with BB showing his typical disregard for off field issues...that never comes back to haunt him. Big fan of OG Onwenu and really, I thought he was a better prospect than teammate Ruiz. Herron is a similarly big physical interior guy. Maluia and Woodward are camp guys. Lack of a QB suggests BB wasn't really enamored with this class more than strong support for Stidham.

UDFA DB Bryant was one of my favorite prospects in the class. In the mold of Rico Allen he'll have to be a playmaker in order to stick. Fairly surprised RB Taylor wasn't drafted. If he checks out mentally and physically, it's hard not to see him earning a role. Miami WR Thomas was one of the fastest players in this class but a gadget player on the field and found issues off of it.

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Miami Dolphins

 

 

(5) Tua Tagovailoa, QB, Alabama

(18) Austin Jackson, T, USC

(30) Noah Igbinoghene, CB, Auburn

(39) Robert Hunt, OG, Louisiana-Lafayette

(56) Raekwon Davis, DT, Alabama

(70) Brandon Jones, S, Texas

(111) Solomon Kindley, OG, Georgia

(154) Jason Strowbridge, DE, UNC

(164) Curtis Weaver, DE, Boise St

(185) Blake Ferguson, LS, LSU

(246) Malcolm Perry, WR, Navy

UDFA

Benito Jones, DT, Ole Miss

Donnell Staley, G, South Carolina

Tyshun Redner, DE, Middle Tennessee State

Ray Lima, DL, Iowa State

Nick Kaltmayer, T, Kansas State

Kirk Merritt, WR, Arkansas State

Matt Cole, WR, McKendree University

Bryce Sterk, DE, Montana State

 

Dolphins unwillingness to trade up for Tua was either shrewd maneuvering or a hint into their real evaluation of their prospective franchise QB. I figured the Chargers and Dolphins would vie for Tua and craft a deal with either Det or NY, but both stood pat and took the QB that was available.

 

OT Jackson is an athletic, angry run blocker but a work in progress in pass pro. Didn't feel CB was a specific need after acquiring Jones but Igbinoghene at nickel makes a formidable trio of corners. Hunt was a highly rated guy and much needed upfront but his small school status might suggest a rocky transition. DT Davis was an underachiever at Bama. Ideally suited for a 5 technique, he's stout but doesn't get enough out of his athletic ability.

 

I've been higher on S Jones than most and I think his 3rd round selection is warranted, but they passed on a slew of highly rated interior OL guys to take a guy that likely would've still been on the board by their next pick. DE Strowbridge is a solid upside 5 technique in the 5th. Edge Weaver is a solid flier here after he dropped precipitously due to medical red flags. Most had UDFA DT Jones as a draftable prospect.

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Buffalo Bills

(54) A.J. Epenesa, DE, Iowa

(86) Zack Moss, RB, Utah

(128) Gabriel Davis, WR, UCF

(167) Jake Fromm, QB, Georgia

(188) Tyler Bass, PK, Georgia Southern

(207) Isaiah Hodgins, WR, Oregon State

(239) Dane Jackson, CB, Pitt

 

UDFA

Reggie Gilliam, FB, Toledo.

Ike Brown, CB, FIU.

Trey Adams, OT, Washington.

Garrett Taylor, S, Penn State.

Marquel Harrell, OL, Auburn.

Josh Thomas, DB, Appalachian State.

Antonio Williams, RB, North Carolina.

Brandon Walton, OL, FAU.

 

Epenesa is a first round talent that got knocked for testing like a DT. He's a prototype 5 tech thats strong at the point but not a consistent edge rush presence. Moss is the perfect compliment to Singletary as long as he stays healthy.. I didn't peg the Bills as having a WR need after getting Diggs but Davis is a big body guy that fills out the WR group. 6 rounder Hodgins is of the same ilk.

 

Fromm is a rock solid back up prospect. Kicker competition was needed and Bass projects to win that job. And CB Jackson was great value imo, as I had him as a 4th rounder. Washington UDFA OT Adams was once a well thought of prosepct but injury concerns dropped him off the map.

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New York Jets

(11) Mekhi Becton, T, Louisville

(59) Denzel Mims, WR, Baylor

(68) Ashtyn Davis, S, California

(79) Jabari Zuniga, DE, Florida

(120) La'Mical Perine, RB, Florida

(125) James Morgan, QB, FIU

(129) Cam Clarke, OG, Charlotte

(158) Bryce Hall, CB, Virginia

(191) Braden Mann, P, Texas A&M

 

UDFA

WR Lawrence Cager, Georgia

WR George Campbell, West Virginia

DB Shyeim Carter, Alabama

CB Lamar Jackson, Nebraska

CB Javelin Guidry, Utah

OT Jared Hilbers, Washington

DL Domenique Davis, UNC Pembroke 

OLB Bryce Huff, Memphis

DT Sterling Johnson, Coastal Carolina

 

Needing a starting OT and a #1 WR, Mount Becton in the first instead of the first WR off the board is probably a better option than what OT would've been available in the 2nd, so it's easy to undertsand Douglas' logic here. But..Becton is a boom/bust prospect and they had him as the 3rd rated OT. Mims almost makes up for it though. A steal imo and one of the best values in the entire draft.

 

Safety Davis was an interesting pick considering the trade speculation involving Adams but passing on some of the premiere interior OL prospects doesn't look good. Edge Zuniga looked great in 18' then disappeared last season. There's speculation he played out of position but it's still a buyer beware pick. I think I might've gone with his teammate Greenard instead.

 

Love Perine as a mid round valur guy. Morgan should stick as a depth QB. Clarke was a solid mid rounder but doesn't make up for the OGs they past earlier. CB Hall is a flier who'll pay dividends if he gets back to pre injury form. Mann could be a beast of a punter.

UDFA WR Cager is a solid big body guy with ball skills. Also a fan of CB Lamar Jackson. He's a bit like Pierre Desir. Edge guy Huff I thought was draftable along with CB Guidry.

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