2013 NFL Draft grades: AFC East makes us all say 'what?'


No division made NFL fans scratch their heads more than the AFC East with some of the most odd picks of the evening.

On Friday in the second and third rounds of the NFL Draft, chaos ensued in war rooms across the country. Teams went scrambling looking to trade up and down, while others waited for their selection and frantically tried to figure out who was the best player available.

Then there was the AFC East, where strange things tend to happen. Of course, some very good picks were made as well. All that said, let's get to the grades.

Buffalo Bills: B+

Of all the AFC East teams on Friday, the Bills did the best for themselves. Following a very "interesting" first round pick of E.J. Manuel, Buffalo went out and selected USC wide receiver Robert Woods and Oregon linebacker Kiko Alonso in the second round before nabbing receiver Marquise Goodwin out of Texas in the third.

Woods is one of the most underrated players in the draft, a true playmaker who can stretch the field in both directions. Alonso has had some off the field issues, but on Saturday's he dominated. NFL Network analyst Charles Davis loves the selection.

Goodwin made the Olympics as a track star, so getting down the field won't be an issue. He could be another impressive weapon for Manuel.

Miami Dolphins: C

General manager Jeff Ireland bolstered his secondary with Boise St. cornerback Jamar Taylor in the second round and Utah St. corner Will Davis in the third. Sandwiched in between those picks was Tennessee offensive tackle Dallas Thomas.

However, Taylor was perhaps a bit of a reach for the Dolphins. With so many corners on the board at the 54th pick, Taylor was surprising. There are split opinions on whether Thomas can play the tackle spot. CBS Sports analyst Pete Prisco likes the move.

Davis is another player who likely could have been had later in the draft, but he shows ability. Mayock thinks there is considerable upside.

New England Patriots: C

As usual, New England had a bevy of mid-round picks. In 2013, the Patriots had four selections on Friday and took linebacker Jamie Collins of Southern Miss and wide receiver Aaron Dobson of Marshall in the second round. They chose a pair of Rutgers Scarlet Knights with corner Logan Ryan and safety Duron Harmon in the third.

Collins appears to be a steal as an athlete who can bend and get around the edge as a pass-rusher. Prisco believes this pick will be terrific. Dobson is a project at 210 pounds who really needs more seasoning.

Ryan has some upside but may have been a bit of a reach. NFL Network analyst Mike Mayock would seem to agree. Harmon was a player who could have been had in the sixth and seventh round. This pick made no sense.

New York Jets: D+

No team makes personnel decisions with their hands over their eyes more often than New York.

In the second round with needs all over the field, new general manager John Idzik took quarterback Geno Smith. The good news? The Jets have six signal-callers on the roster. The bad news? The circus lives on. New York clearly doesn't realize how many holes exist on the offensive side of the ball. Smith has no chance this season.

In the third round, the Jets wised up and took guard Brian Winters from Kent State. After losing both of their starting guards in the offseason including Brandon Moore - he of the butt fumble - a guard was needed. Winters provides some competition on the interior. Mayock likes the pick.

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