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AFC East Roundup: Recapping the 2021 NFL Draft

We recap the draft as a whole for the division.

The 2021 NFL Draft is in the books with eyes now looking toward training camps. However, before we do that let’s recap how the draft went for the AFC East. The New York Jets hoped that they drafted their quarterback of the future again, selecting Zach Wilson. Sticking with quarterbacks, the New England Patriots selected Mac Jones out of Alabama, as life without Tom Brady isn’t that easy. The Miami Dolphins got a playmaker for Tua, selecting Jalen Waddle, while the Bills addressed their need on defense with Greg Rousseau. Let us look at all the picks these teams made.


Buffalo Bills

  • 1 (30) Gregory Rousseau, DE, Miami
  • 2 (29) Carlos Basham Jr., DE, Wake Forest
  • 3 (30) Spencer Brown, OT, Northern Iowa
  • 5 (17) Tommy Doyle, OT, Miami (OH)
  • 6 (19) Marquez Stevenson, WR, Houston
  • 6 (28) Damar Hamlin, S, Pittsburgh
  • 6 (29) Rachad Wildgoose Jr., CB, Wisconsin
  • 7 (8) Jack Anderson, OG, Texas Tech

Miami Dolphins

  • 1 (6) Jaylen Waddle, WR, Alabama
  • 1 (18) Jaelan Phillips, DE, Miami
  • 2 (4) Jevon Holland, S, Oregon
  • 2 (10) Liam Eichenberg, OT, Notre Dame
  • 3 (18) Hunter Long, TE, Boston College
  • 7 (3) Larnel Coleman, OT, UMass
  • 7 (17) Gerrid Doaks, RB, Cincinnati

New York Jets

  • 1 (2) Zach Wilson, QB, BYU
  • 1 (14) Alijah Vera-Tucker, OG, USC
  • 2 (2) Elijah Moore, WR, Ole Miss
  • 4 (2) Michael Carter, RB, North Carolina
  • 5 (2) Jamien Sherwood, S, Auburn
  • 5 (10) Michael Carter II, S, Duke
  • 5 (31) Jason Pinnock, CB, Pittsburgh
  • 6 (2) Hamsah Nasirildeen, S, Florida State
  • 6 (16) Brandin Echols, CB, Kentucky
  • 6 (23) Jonathan Marshall, DT, Arkansas

New England Patriots

  • 1 (15) Mac Jones, QB, Alabama
  • 2 (6) Christian Barmore, DT, Alabama
  • 3 (33) Ronnie Perkins, DE, Oklahoma
  • 4 (15) Rhamondre Stevenson, RB, Oklahoma
  • 5 (33) Cameron McGrone, ILB, Michigan
  • 6 (4) Joshuah Bledsoe, S, Missouri
  • 6 (13) William Sherman, OT, Colorado
  • 7 (15) Tre Nixon, WR, UCF