Saturday, April 28, 2012
AFC East fifth-round notes
By James Walker
The fifth round of the NFL draft is in the books.
Here are some notes for the AFC East:
- The Buffalo Bills had two picks again in this round and took former Florida State offensive tackle Zebrie Sanders and former TCU linebacker Tank Carder. Sanders is good insurance behind second-round pick Cordy Glenn. Carder is another linebacker who probably will have to work hard on special teams to make the 53-man roster this summer.
- The Miami Dolphins traded down with the Tennessee Titans and picked up an extra seventh-round pick. The Dolphins selected former Oregon linebacker Josh Kaddu. He had 6.5 sacks for the Ducks last season and 10 for his career. I'm still surprised Miami has yet to draft a receiver.
- The New England Patriots (surprise!) traded out of the fifth round to acquire more picks later in the draft. New England now has a sixth-rounder and two seventh-rounders from the Green Bay Packers.