Friday, April 26, 2013
AFC East third-round recap
By James Walker
It was a busy third round for the AFC East. Let’s provide a brief recap of all the events.
- The Miami Dolphins drafted Utah State cornerback Will Davis with the No. 93 overall pick. Miami traded out of the third round and then got back in to take Davis, which is an unusual move. The Dolphins also drafted Tennessee guard Dallas Thomas at No. 77 overall. Thomas will add to the depth in the interior offensive line.
- The New York Jets also added to their offensive line depth by taking Kent State guard Brian Winters. The Jets lost starting guards Brandon Moore and Matt Slauson in free agency.
- The Buffalo Bills continued their run of receivers with Marquise Goodwin of Texas. Goodwin joins second-round pick Robert Woods of USC to add youth and competition to Buffalo’s receiving corps. The Bills are looking for a potential starter to pair with 1,000-yard receiver Steve Johnson.
- The New England Patriots had a soft spot with Rutgers players in the third round. The reigning AFC East champs drafted Scarlet Knights cornerback Logan Ryan and safety Duron Harmon. These were not well-known players, but New England is known to go off the conventional path to find talent. Last year the Patriots were criticized for drafting safety Tavon Wilson in the second round and he recorded four interceptions in his rookie year.
It was another busy day in the AFC East. But the major story of Day 2 in the division is New York taking former West Virgina quarterback Geno Smith. Here is my column on the move.