Featured User Mocks: AFC East
Here are a couple disclaimers on these mocks before you read them:
1) This is for FUN! And a tribute and thank you to all of you that have been using On the Clock to create your own mock drafts! So we decided to pick some of our favorites. So this is not what we are predicting will happen, just showing some good things you GMs out there were able to do with On the Clock!
2) People used various big boards so the rankings will change. Again, anything can happen in the NFL Draft but you will see players in various places on these mocks because different big boards were used.
3) Its not the same mock draft for all 32 teams. Why do you see the same player going 3 times in a division? Because these are 32 different simulations run, therefore a player can go to various teams depending on how their draft played out.
Enjoy and see Steve’s analysis on this division’s mock drafts below!
AFC East / AFC North / AFC South / AFC West
BILLS: Chrissy’s Mock
9 OT GREG ROBINSON AUBURN
41 TE AUSTIN SEFERIAN-JENKINS WASHINGTON
73 RB CARLOS HYDE OHIO STATE
109 DT ANTHONY JOHNSON LSU
149 CB MARCUS ROBERSON FLORIDA
224 ILB JEREMIAH GEORGE IOWA STATE
DOLPHINS: Randy’s Mock
19 OT TAYLOR LEWAN MICHIGAN
50 OT JOEL BITONI NEVADA
81 RB CARLOS HYDE OHIO STATE
116 DT DAQUAN JONES PENN STATE
155 ILB YAWIN SMALLWOOD UCONN
190 QB DAVID FALES SAN JOSE STATE
234 WR KEVIN NORWOOD ALABAMA
JETS: Jose’s Mock
18 WR BRANDIN COOKS OREGON STATE
49 CB BASHAUD BREELAND CLEMSON
80 TE TROY NIKLAS NOTRE DAME
104 RB DRI ARCHER KENT STATE
115 S ED REYNOLDS STANFORD
137 OLB ADRIAN HUBBARD ALABAMA
154 WR BRUCE ELLINGTON SOUTH CAROLINA
195 CB ANDRE HAL VANDERBILT
209 DE LARRY WEBSTER BLOOMSBURG
210 G KADEEM EDWARDS TENNESSEE STATE
213 TE JOE DON DUNCAN DIXIE STATE
233 WR KEVIN NORWOOD ALABAMA
PATRIOTS: Doug’s Mock
29 WR BRANDIN COOKS OREGON STATE
62 DE STEPHON TUITT NOTRE DAME
93 C WESTON RICHBURG COLORADO STATE
130 TE ARTHUR LYNCH GEORGIA
140 ILB JORDAN ZUMWALT UCLA
198 C RUSSELL BODINE NORTH CAROLINA
206 DE AARON LYNCH USF
244 CB KENDALL JAMES MAINE
-The Bills land a really good left tackle prospect in the first round, and one that will allow them to move Cordy Glenn to the right side, strengthening two positions along the Bills line. Bringing in a high upside tight end is exactly what this offense needs, and could be very beneficial to a young quarterback. Depth at running back is important given the age and contract of Fred Jackson. Later in the draft the Bills pick up some really nice defensive players for depth.
-The Dolphins had to reshape their offensive line this offseason and they got off to a nice start in free agency. The first two rounds fill out the rest of the Dolphins OL needs. Those are two potential plug and play starters and major holes filled along the line. Adding another running back in the 3rd makes sense as well as that position has still been underperforming. Miami adds interesting late round depth, including a quarterback in David Fales. He won’t challenge Ryan Tannehill for the job, but he should give Miami a nice insurance policy if Tannehill were to go down.
New York Jets:
-The Jets add weapons early in this mock draft including a WR, TE and a big play running back. Depth at the WR and TE positions are added later as well. This is exactly what the Jets needed as they had the least talented skill position group in the NFL last season. add this draft to the free agent pick-ups of Eric Decker and Chris Johnson and it appears that the Jets will have some weapons to work with this year. The secondary is another focus for the Jets and a smart one given their current depth chart. Overall New York lands some impact guys early and a lot of nice depth for roster that was pretty thin last year.
New England Patriots:
-This is a classic Patriots draft as they don’t grab either of their two perceived biggest needs (DT or TE) in the first round. Instead they land a big play receiver capable of stretching the field. New England has lacked that deep threat on a consistent level since Randy Moss left. In the 2nd round they land a guy who will play DT in their system and someone who could end up being the steal of the draft. From a pure talent/potential standpoint, Tuitt should be a top 20 pick, but injuries and a down year will likely make him slide a little. Later the Patriots take a number of value picks, adding quality interior linemen, inside linebackers and a decent tight end option.