Sunday, May 1, 2011
Kiper gives out team draft grades
By Tim Graham
Mel Kiper compiled his team draft grades for ESPN Insider subscribers.
Let's take a look at his thought on AFC East clubs.
Mel's snippet: One guy who should feel good about this draft is Ryan Fitzpatrick, who is clearly the preferred starter at quarterback. Bills fans just have to hope the blocking can hold up.
New York Jets
Mel's snippet: The Jets needed help at both defensive end spots up front in their 3-4, and did a great job adding talent with their first two picks.
Mel's snippet: Miami went after needs and got some immediate help in key spots, including guard and running back, getting pretty even value overall ... Solid, unspectacular week for Miami.
New England Patriots
Mel's snippet: This was a mixed bag for me, a usual tour de force in terms of adding a mountain of roster spackle with the acquisition of draft picks -- the Patriots now have a pair of Round 1 and Round 2 picks to use (and trade) in 2012 -- but also with a few puzzlers mixed in with the usual smart picks.