Monday, May 2, 2011
AFC East links: Fins eyed move for Mallett
By ESPN.com staff
Allen Wilson of BuffaloNews.com reviews the Bills' 2011 draft class and notes that every position on defense was addressed except for outside linebacker, which is "an indication of the team's confidence in its returning players and its belief that Shawne Merriman will regain all-star form after three unproductive and injury-plagued seasons."
Buffalo Rumbling's Brian Galliford has a post-2011 draft depth chart for the Bills.
The Dolphins reportedly investigated making a move up into the third round to select quarterback Ryan Mallett.
The Palm Beach Post's Ben Volin looks at players under contract and drafted at each position and where the Dolphins can get help when free agency finally arrives.
New England Patriots
Offensive lineman Marcus Cannon, who was selected 138th overall in last week's draft, begins treatment for non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma on Thursday, but hopes to be ready to play in time for training camp. “That would be awesome,” Cannon said, “but I’m just taking my treatment day by day. Whenever I’m done with it is when I get to play football.”
Rick Gosselin of the Dallas Morning News marveled at how Bill Belichick managed to address the team's needs in the draft and acquire extra high-round choices in next year's draft.
New York Jets
Now that the 2011 draft is in the books, the Jets are left to play the waiting game.
Jets seventh-round pick Scotty McKnight was nearly expelled during his senior year of high school for penning some threatening words directed at his high school English teacher.