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AFC East Report: Draft Edition

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Let's take a look around the division to find out whom the Patriots' rivals drafted.

"Carpe DTiem - seize the defensive tackle" - SMP
"Carpe DTiem - seize the defensive tackle" - SMP
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The 2015 NFL Draft is offically over and the New England Patriots have selected 11 players, most in the AFC East. Let's take a look around the division to find out which players were drafted by the Patriots' three rivals.

Buffalo Bills

Round Pick Player Position College
2 50 Ronald Darby CB Florida State
3 81 John Miller OG Louisville
5 155 Karlos Williams RB Florida State
6 188 Tony Steward LB Clemson
194 Nick O'Leary TE Florida State
7 234 Dezmin Lewis WR Central Arkansas

The Buffalo Bills, due to last years trade with the Cleveland Browns to move up in the first round of the 2014 Draft (to subsequently select wide receiver Sammy Watkins), were without a first round pick this year. Therefore, the team was unable to draft on day one and chose Ronald Darby with its first pick in the second round. The cornerback is one of three Florida State players, who join the Bills via the draft.

Miami Dolphins

Round Pick Player Position College
1 14 DeVante Parker WR Louisville
2 52 Jordan Phillips DT Oklahoma
4 114 Jamil Douglas OG Arizona State
5 145 Bobby McCain CB Memphis
149 Jay Ajayi RB Boise State
150 Cedric Thompson FS Minnesota
156 Tony Lippett CB Michigan State

With seven picks, the Miami Dolphins drafted the second most players in the AFC East. In the first round, the team selected DeVante Parker to give quarterback Ryan Tannehill another wide receiver after what has been an offseason of change at the position. The team continued to bolster its already - at least on paper - good looking defensive line by adding defensive tackle Jordan Phillips in the second round.

New York Jets

Round Pick Player Position College
1 6 Leonard Williams DT USC
2 37 Devin Smith WR Ohio State
3 82 Lorenzo Mauldin LB Louisville
4 103 Bryce Petty QB Baylor
5 152 Jarvis Harrison OG Texas A&M
7 223 Deon Simon DT Northwestern

The New York Jets, just like the Dolphins, continued to bolster their defensive line by selecting defensive tackle Leonard Williams - arguably the biggest defensive talent in the draft - with the sixth overall pick. The team also added to its formidable looking receiving corps by choosing wideout Devin Smith in the second round. Time will tell whose passes he will catch as the Jets added another quarterback to compete with Geno Smith, Ryan Fitzpatrick and Matt Simms in the fourth round: Bryce Petty.