AFC East Notes: Dolphins, Jets, Patriots



  • Joe Schad of the Palm Beach Post writes that while the Dolphins have other pressing needs, one mid-round quarterback who could make sense for Miami is Washington State’s Luke Falk.
  • Schad mentions that Dolphins HC Adam Gase wants to draft a quarterback this year that he can develop and Falk could be an intriguing option for them on Day two.
  • Schad notes that the Dolphins had a formal meeting with Falk.
  • Some other quarterback targets for Miami, according to Schad, could include Mike White (Western Kentucky) and Kyle Lauletta (Richmond).


Brian Costello of the New York Post takes a look at some potential offensive line, edge rusher and defensive line targets for the Jets in this year’s draft.


  • A source close to WR Jordan Matthews tells Mike Reiss of ESPN that the decision to sign with the Patriots came down to wanting to play with QB Tom Brady.
  • Matthews took other free agents visits and met with the Cardinals, Packers and Titans before agreeing to a deal with New England last week.
  • The Patriots also signed OL Luke Bowanko to a one-year, $830,000 deal last week. However, Reiss says that he may face an uphill battle of making the 53-man roster this summer.
  • Reiss says the possibility of Oklahoma State’s Mason Rudolph or Louisville’s Lamar Jackson both being drafted by the time the Patriots are on the clock at No. 23 overall may not be too far-fetched, considering the importance of the position. If six quarterbacks are taken in the top 22 picks, it could present a unique opportunity for New England to come away with a player at a different position at a higher position than where they’re typically selecting.
  • One intriguing option for the Patriots, according to Reiss, could be Alabama LB Rashaan Evans.
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