Friday, April 27, 2012
Poll Friday: Best first-round picks?
By James Walker
Our latest SportsNation poll in the AFC East obviously focuses on the NFL draft. Day 1 is in the books, and we want your take.
Which division team had the best first round? There were five picks total on Thursday night, and four picks were used on defense.
Was it the Miami Dolphins? They drafted first at No. 8 and took former Texas A&M quarterback Ryan Tannehill. He is one of the biggest mysteries in this draft. Did the Dolphins land the next prolific quarterback or another draft bust?
Did the Buffalo Bills have the best draft? The Bills played it safe with cornerback Stephon Gilmore at No. 10. He is a solid player with the ability to start right away.
What about the New York Jets. They stood pat at No. 16 and drafted former North Carolina defensive end Quinton Coples. There are questions about Coples’ motor but not his ability. Was he the best draft pick in the AFC East?
Finally, the New England Patriots made two shrewd moves to land defensive prospects Chandler Jones and Dont'a Hightower. The Patriots traded up twice, which was unconventional for them. Did New England have the best Day 1?
Using our SportsNation poll, vote on which team had the best first day of the draft. You can also share your thoughts in the comment section below.