- James Walker, ESPN Staff Writer
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Here are the most interesting stories Sunday in the AFC East:
The New England Patriots surprised a lot of people by taking three Rutgers defenders in the NFL draft.
Morning take: Patriots head coach Bill Belichick took Rutgers corner Logan Ryan, safety Duron Harmon and linebacker Steve Beauharnais. To Belichick’s credit, Rutgers’ defense only allowed 14.2 points per game last season.
New York Jets rookie quarterback Geno Smith says it’s his goal to be a franchise quarterback.
Morning take: Smith has some things to improve, but he is mostly regarded as the best quarterback in this draft. The Jets are rebuilding and need to start developing their quarterback of the future as early as possible.
Buffalo Bills general manager Buddy Nix said he "very seriously" considered drafting another quarterback.
Morning take: Buffalo had several value picks available in the fourth round, such as Syracuse quarterback Ryan Nassib and Oklahoma's Landry Jones. But the Bills didn't want to double-dip after taking quarterback EJ Manuel in the first round. They picked safety Duke Williams instead.
Miami Dolphins first-round pick Dion Jordan plans to wreak havoc on defense.
Morning take: Jordan has Pro Bowl potential, which is why Miami took him No. 3 overall. However, Jordan will have a lot to learn making the jump to the NFL and playing in a 4-3 defense this season.
Here are the most interesting stories Sunday in the AFC East: The New England Patriots surprised a lot of people by taking three Rutgers defenders in the NFL draft.