Keefer’s Three-Round Mock Draft By Division- AFC East

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There are piles of mock drafts floating around, some great and some just straight trash. I mean the Giants taking a QB in the first round, really? This mock draft is unique and unlike others you will read. It is based on a mix of professional scouting, team needs, high-level rumors, and Austin Smith’s Top 100 Player Board. We will continue with the Brady-less AFC East.

Buffalo Bills

#54- Lucas Niang-OT-TCU

With a young QB and even younger RB leading the offense, the Bills need to strengthen their line. Niang has had a nagging hip injury and some rusty fundamentals. Nonetheless, he is agile at his size and can develop into a long-term starter.

#86- Clyde Edwards-Helaire-RB-LSU

The Bills aren’t drafting a replacement for Singletary, but more of a compliment to him. CEH is scouted as being an unknown as a long-term starter in the NFL. The double attack of these two backs will make the Bills a real threat. Neither will have high miles and can be fresh when the other is in need of a rest.

Miami Dolphins

#5- Justin Herbert-QB-Oregon

Yeah, I am going against the grain here and having Herbert going before Tua. Herbert is a fine quarterback who struggles with commanding leadership, especially in a new locker room. He has more positives than Tua at this point and Miami needs as many positives as they can.

#18- Josh Jones-OT-Houston

Miami got their QB and their second-biggest need is the offensive line. Jones is a fantastic athlete and could serve as Herbert’s prime tackle. He isn’t a stud right off the bat but he can mature into a major player on that line for a long time.

#26- D’Andre Swift-RB-Georgia

They got a QB, future OT piece, and now the new featured back. Swift is the best prospect this year and is also a threat as a receiver. He stands out as the best three-down back in this draft. Herbert could struggle a bit as a rookie and it would help to have Swift to fall back on.

#39- Grant Delpit-S-LSU

The Dolphins mismanaged Minkah Fitzpatrick and can right the wrong with Delpit. He fits the scheme more and thrives in coverage and tackling. Fitzpatrick is a star but Delpit can become on that same level as a traditional safety.

#56- James Lynch-DE-Baylor

Miami needs an edge-rusher and Lynch falls right to them. He is explosive off the line yet speedy as well. Lynch can attack through the interior to stop the run or rush off the edge to get to the QB.

#70- Francis Bernard-LB-Utah

He’s a three-down weapon who will fly under the radar and be a solid pick. The combine helped his stock and his ability in coverage will make him a prime selection.

New England Patriots

#23- AJ Epenesa-DE-Iowa

He is a unique athlete who has the size, speed, and strength to be disruptive anywhere on the line. Many expect the Pats to go with a QB but they desperately need to be able to bring down other QBs.

#87- Jake Fromm-QB-Georgia

It is undetermined what Jarrett Stidham possesses at this point and Hoyer can only do so much. Fromm is intelligent and can learn the playbook quickly. With the weapons New England already has, Fromm can compete for the starting job.

#98- Adam Trautman-TE-Dayton

Speaking of weapons, there is a hole at TE. He is no Gronkowski but he is capable of blocking and being a receiving threat. His athleticism is not top tier but he should be able to be productive in this scheme.

#100- Davon Hamilton-DT-Ohio St

As mentioned earlier, the front seven on this defense needs help. Hamilton is one of the better prospects and can be an aggressive beast. Even at worst-case, he can be a highly functioning role player.

New York Jets

#11- CeeDee Lamb-WR-Oklahoma

It’s no secret that the Jets need a receiver with Robby Anderson gone. It’s between Lamb and Jeudy going off the board first but Lamb is more of a complete prospect. His speed creates great separation and his skillset is a tick above Jeudy.

#48- Noah Igbinoghene-CB-Auburn

A former WR, Noah has the speed and frame to be a good CB. The downside is that he’s still raw and unproven as a true defensive player The potential is real though.

#68- Bradlee Anae-DE-Utah

Anae can be impossible to block and is great at creating pressure on the QB. He’s not the purest edge-rusher but a grat overall talent.

#79- Terrell Lewis-OLB-Alabama

Lewis drops to the third only for medical concerns. As a pass-rusher, he could be a steal here for the Jets, who struggle in this area.