Saturday, April 27, 2013
AFC East fourth-round recap
By James Walker
The fourth round of the NFL draft is in the books.
Here is a recap for the AFC East:
- The New England Patriots drafted their second wide receiver in this draft with Josh Boyce from TCU. Boyce is one of the fastest receivers in this draft and could provide a deep threat for New England. He joins second-round pick and receiver Aaron Dobson. Patriots head coach Bill Belichick has struggled drafting wide receivers. New England has to hit on at least one of these picks.
- The Miami Dolphins drafted linebacker Jelani Jenkins from the University of Florida. This was the pick the Dolphins gained in the Davone Bess trade to the Cleveland Browns. Jenkins provides depth behind Miami’s starting linebackers. The Dolphins also drafted big tight end Dion Sims of Michigan State. Sims will join a group that includes Dustin Keller, Michael Egnew and Kyle Miller.
- The Buffalo Bills drafted Nevada safety Duke Williams. Safety is a hole for the Bills after they lost veteran leader George Wilson, who then signed with the Tennessee Titans. Williams will have a chance to compete and also has potential to play special teams.