AFC East Rumors: Dolphins, Jets, Patriots

     

Dolphins

Jets

  •  According to Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News, the Jets quarterback decision at No. 3 overall is a “fluid and complicated” situation right now.
  • Sources within the Jets organization that spoke with Mehta said that they love Oklahoma QB Baker Mayfield‘s fire, competitiveness and leadership but they still have him below Sam Darnold, Josh Allen and Josh Rosen at that time.
  • As of now, Mehta says that he Jets are currently divided on which quarterback to take at No. 3. Mehta does, however, explain that isn’t a civil war going on within the Jets, but there are varying opinions and preferences regarding this year’s quarterback prospects.
  • According to Tony Pauline, several league insiders believe the Jets will use the No. 3 overall pick on Oklahoma QB Baker Mayfield, assuming that USC’s Sam Darnold is already off the board.

Patriots

  • Adam Schefter mentions that after trading WR Brandin Cooks to the Rams for a first- and sixth-round pick on Tuesday, the Patriots now have two picks in the first and second rounds of the draft, which means they’re now in prime position to trade up for a quarterback if they choose to go
  • Doug Kyed points out that the Patriots could presumably move up twice in the first round if they wanted to by packaging No. 23 and 43/63 to move up the first time and then offer another deal that includes No. 31 and 43/63.
  • According to Jason La Canfora, the Patriots “aren’t close to done making trades.
  • A Patriots’ source tells La Canfora that he would “certainly not” be shocked to see the team trade up into the first half of round one to land a quarterback.
  • La Canfora’s “hunch” is that Oklahoma QB Baker Mayfield could be the players HC Bill Belichick targets in a move up the draft board.
  • Charles Robinson of Yahoo Sports writes that Louisville QB Lamar Jackson could emerge as the Patriots’ top option at quarterback in this year’s draft.
  • Robinson explains that Bill Belichickknows virtually everything he can about Jackson and the Louisville star already knows plenty about the base concepts of New England’s offense” thanks to an inside pipeline.