AFC East Notes: Dolphins, Jets, Patriots

     

Dolphins

  • ESPN’s Cameron Wolfe believes Utah State QB Jordan Love could be a fallback option for the Dolphins if their preferred quarterback is taken ahead of them. Wolfe says Miami could likely trade back and still land Love. 
  • Wolfe points out how the Dolphins have had quite a bit of contact with Love, including hosting him at their facility for a visit before the shutdown. While they could be doing their due diligence, there’s also a possibility they like Love enough to forego either Alabama QB Tua Tagovailoa or Oregon QB Justin Herbert at the top of the draft. 
  • According to Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald, the Dolphins have scheduled a virtual pre-draft meeting with Baylor WR Denzel Mims. 
  • Although Jackson writes that Dolphins feel comfortable with their receivers, they are open to upgrading their slot position.
  • Jackson also mentions Wake Forest WR Kendall Hinton as an under-the-radar player to keep an eye on for the Dolphins given they sent an assistant coach to observe him earlier this offseason. 
  • Miami has also reached out to several other receiver prospects, including Southern Mississippi WR Quez Watkins.
  • As for the Dolphins’ decision between QBs Justin Herbert and Tua Tagovailoa, Jackson reports that a source familiar with Miami’s scouting department would be surprised if Miami did not select Herbert given they have “consistently raved” about his size, arm strength, and build. 
  • Jackson also reports that the Dolphins requested an official top-30 visit for Georgia RB D’Andre Swift prior to the COVID-19 restrictions put in place.

Jets

  • A fake report surfaced on Thursday that the Jets were signing QB Colin Kaepernick to a one-year contract. TMZ Sports reports that Kaepernick is interested in playing for the Jets and plans to reach out to the team.
  • Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News reports that Jets GM Joe Douglas wanted to sign free agent edge rusher Vinny Curry. However, the two parties couldn’t come to an agreement that made sense.
  • While Mehta says never say never, it doesn’t appear as though Curry will end up signing with the Jets.
  • Turron Davenport reports that West Virginia CB Keith Washington had video interviews with the Jets and Chargers. Other teams that have expressed the most interest include the Rams, Browns, Panthers, and Titans.

Patriots

  • Doug Kyed says he wouldn’t count on the Patriots making a move to get Alabama QB Tua Tagovailoa in this year’s draft. Although, should he start to fall, Kyed could then see it being more of a possibility.
  • However, Kyed writes that the Patriots should see what they have in Jarrett Stidham before parting with a lot of draft capital to move up for a quarterback.
  • As for potential offensive tackle prospects who would make sense for New England, Kyed lists Boise State’s Ezra Cleveland, UConn’s Matt Peart and Auburn’s Prince Tega Wanogho.
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Chris
Chris
9 months ago

Buffalo Bills no longer in AFC East?