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AFC East: post-draft stock watch

New England Patriots, FLATThe Patriots had a quiet draft. While they did address positions of need, they also failed to make any standout selections. That combined with no first round talent coming in means that the Patriots stock is simply flat. That's okay though, a flat stock at the top of the division isn't a bad thing.

Miami Dolphins, UP: The move to trade up for defensive end Dion Jordan will be debated until statistics give us a good answer as to whether it was a good pick or not. Regardless of the merits of the trade, Jordan will improve the Dolphins defensive front. A defensive heavy draft should give the Dolphins a respectable unit to compliment the offense. For the first time in a long time, the Dolphins have a clear path in front of them.

New York Jets, DOWNIf the Jets start Mark Sanchez, the selection of Geno Smith is a wasted high pick that could have been better spent on an impact player. If Geno Smith starts, it means that the Jets dumped a lot of wasted money into Mark Sanchez. That's the definition of a lose, lose scenario. On the bright side, Tim Tebow won't be a distraction any more, at least for the Jets.

Buffalo Bills, FREE FALLINGThe Bills' answer to their quarterback woes is supposed to be E.J. Manuel, a guy that shouldn't have been picked in the first round. The Bills did draft wide receiver Robert Woods in the second round to help Manuel out, but Buffalo is not the place to try to develop a raw passer. They needed a guy ready to get going at full speed day one, and that's not what they got. Hello fourth place in the East!

Shane Clemons

About Shane Clemons

Shane Clemons came from humble beginnings creating his own Jaguars blog before moving on to SBNation as a featured writer for the Jaguars. He then moved to Bloguin where he briefly covered the AFC South before taking over Bloguin's Jaguars blog. Since the inception of This Given Sunday, Shane has served as an editor for the site, doing his best not to mess up a good thing.

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