New England Patriots
The Patriots went defensive heavy in the draft, only using its very last pick on a WR. But with the Pats
adding DE Chandler Jones (brother to Baltimore Ravens DT Arthur Jones and UFC Light Heavyweight
Jon ‘Bones’ Jones) a great athlete and pass rushing specialist, ILB Don’t’a Hightower, and S Tavon
Wilson, the Pats have a defense worth taking. They should increase their sack output from last year.
New York Jets
The Jets selected Quinton Coples in the first round and it reminds me of their selection of Vernon
Golston a few years ago. Coples has tons of potential, but has bust written all over him. The 2nd round
pick of Stephen Hill has a potential to have a big impact later on in the year. Hill is still raw and needs
to learn all the routes, but is a big (6’4”) and fast (4.4 40 time) WR that can stretch the field. The other
thing he brings is his downfield run blocking ability. Hill at best should be a last round pick, unless you
have a dynasty/keeper league.
The Bills are another team that went defensive heavy in the draft with the only fantasy value coming
in 3rd round pick T.J Graham. The WR out of N.C. State is a fast, short WR. He could remind the Bills of
former WR Lee Evans. Graham could come in and be the team’s slot WR. Depending on what he does
in the pre-season, he will have little to no fantasy value. Look for him to be a Free Agent pickup.
The Dolphins had an interesting draft in regards to fantasy football. The biggest question is if Ryan
Tannehill is going to start from day one. If he does, he is a bye week replacement on your squad. The
thing with Tannehill is he knows the offense Mike Sherman is going to run, and being a former WR he
has the ability to make some plays running the ball. The other rookies with fantasy value are TE Michael
Egnew, RB Lamar Miller and WR B.J. Cunningham. Miller will be the #3 RB on the team and will only
have value if Bush or Thomas goes down. Egnew could have an impact at TE. He is big (6’5”) and has
speed. He could be in the starting lineup from day one and be a top 10 TE by the end of the year.