AFC East 2022 NFL Draft order, needs, picks, grades: Team-by-team updates, selections, tracker and more

We have actually gotten here. The 2022 NFL Draft is lastly upon us and the AFC East will be among the departments you’ll wish to keep an eager eye on as this three-day phenomenon rolls forward in Las Vegas. 

While we currently have one Super Bowl competitor being in this department in the Buffalo Bills, you can make the case that the AFC East is among the rising departments in the league. Both the Jets and Patriots took quarterbacks in the preliminary a year earlier and are now wanting to develop around those franchise foundations even further. Meanwhile, the Dolphins have actually invested the whole offseason surrounding their previous first-round signal-caller in Tua Tagovailoa with a toolbox of weapons, consisting of star wideout Tyreek Hill. 

Two playoff groups came out of this department in 2021 in the Bills and the Patriots. That stated, the whole AFC has actually packed up this offseason, making the requirement to discover instantaneous effect gamers in this draft that far more essential so that both of those groups — together with the Dolphins and Jets — can stay up to date with the arms race and compete for a postseason look in 2022. 

And with that, let’s delve into each AFC East group’s leading requirements, draft choices, and choice grades. 

Buffalo Bills

Top 5 requirements (unranked): CB, OL, WR, RB, DT

The Buffalo Bills are the present wagering preferred to win Super Bowl LVII, so naturally, there are not a lots of pushing requirements that are leaping off the depth chart. That stated, they did lose star offending planner Brian Daboll this offseason as he accepted the head training gig with the Giants. As they want to keep this high-powered offense avoiding under brand-new OC Ken Dorsey, they’ll go into the draft with 8 choices where they might want to include another running back to couple with Devin Singletary and Zack Moss. Defensively, the possible addition of another outdoors corner would assist relieve the return of Tre’Davious White, who tore his ACL last offseason. 

2022 draft choices:

1 (25)

TBD

2 (57)

TBD

3 (89)

TBD

4 (130)

TBD

5 (168)

TBD

6 (185)

TBD

6 (203)

TBD

7 (231)

TBD

New England Patriots

Top 5 requirements (unranked): CB, WR, POUND, OL, DT

New England had the ability to return into the postseason after a one-year hiatus, however was rapidly sent out packaging by the Bills on Super Wild Card Weekend. That loss revealed the Patriots are still a couple of tiers listed below real Super Bowl contention, however they might pick up speed with a strong draft for the 2nd year in a row. Unlike last offseason, the Patriots took a peaceful method to totally free firm and pertain to the draft with numerous holes to fill on the lineup. Most significantly, cornerback is a position of requirement for Bill Belichick’s club, particularly following the departure of All-Pro J.C. Jackson previously this offseason. That will likely be a location the group targets at some time in this draft as it holds an overall of 9 choices. 

2022 draft choices:

1 (21)

TBD

2 (54)

TBD

3 (85)

TBD

4 (127)

TBD

5 (158)

TBD

5 (183)

TBD

6 (200)

TBD

6 (210) TBD

7 (245)

TBD

Miami Dolphins

Top 5 requirements (unranked): IOL, POUND, OT, RB, CB

Outside of another seismic trade into the upper tier of the draft, it might be a peaceful number of days for the Dolphins prior to they are on the clock. They presently do not own any choices inside the leading 100 which’s big in part due to the smash hit trade that saw them obtain star receiver Tyreek Hill. Miami sent its very first-, second-, and fourth-round choices this year (together with 2 other future choices) to Kansas City to land Hill, so they are just entrusted to 4 overall going into Thursday. On top of Hill, the Dolphins invested huge in totally free firm, inking offensive deal with Terron Armstead, receiver Cedrick Wilson and running backs Chase Edmonds and Raheem Mostert. With that in mind, this little collection of choices might be allocated to attend to the protective side of the ball. 

2022 draft choices:

3 (102)

TBD

4 (125)

TBD

7 (224)

TBD

7 (247)

TBD

New York Jets

Top 5 requirements (unranked): WR, EDGE, CB, S, DL

The New York Jets are locked and packed with a variety of high choices in this draft, consisting of 2 inside the leading 10. That provides GM Joe Douglas a significant chance to generate much more blue-chip skill that’ll continue to develop around previous No. 2 total choice Zach Wilson. In all, 5 of the Jets 9 draft choices come inside the leading 70. After losing on Tyreek Hill, a pass receiver might be a primary target with among their first-rounders. However, for a group that is still restoring, choosing the very best skill readily available might be the appropriate path. 

2022 draft choices:

1 (4)

TBD

1 (10)

TBD

2 (35)

TBD

2 (38) TBD

3 (69)

TBD

4 (111)

TBD

4 (117)

TBD

5 (146)

TBD

5 (163)

TBD



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