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2024 NFL Draft Grades: AFC East

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With the 2024 draft complete, theScore's NFL editors hand out their initial grades for each team's incoming rookies.


Grade: B+

This hasn't been a fun offseason in Buffalo. Salary-cap issues necessitated a mass exodus of veteran talent, creating the impression that this could be something of a reset year. Trading down with the Kansas City Chiefs of all teams and allowing them to select the fastest player in NFL combine history didn't help matters. But don't let the bad vibes sour your impression of this draft haul. Each of the first six picks in this class could be impact players from Day 1. Coleman is the most likely star of the bunch, but don't sleep on Davis. The Kentucky product was theScore's No. 2-ranked running back in the draft. Buffalo may not have the star power to contend this year, but it seems like the process is still in place to get back there before long.

Grade: C

Your evaluation of the Dolphins' draft probably depends on what you're looking for in a prospect. Robinson and Paul have a ton of potential, but there will likely be some development required for them to become impact players in the NFL. Wright is an electric playmaker, but how does he fit into a Dolphins backfield that already includes DeVon Achane and Raheem Mostert? On the whole, the upside of the players selected is extremely interesting. But it's fair to wonder whether this class helps Miami's chances of capitalizing on its opportunity to compete now.

Grade: B+

Logic prevailed as the Patriots stayed put at No. 3 to get a potential franchise quarterback in Maye. From there, the offensive focus was clear. New England added a pair of pass-catchers and a pair of offensive linemen with its next four picks. It's easy to get excited about pairing Maye's elite arm talent with the contested-catch prowess of exciting prospects like Polk and Baker. The Patriots still have a long way to go before returning to the playoffs, but the first draft of the post-Belichick era was a great start.

Grade: B

Nobody would have been surprised if New York ignored the future of the offensive line in favor of giving Aaron Rodgers another playmaker. Credit where it's due for doing the right thing - Fashanu is the best pass-protector in this class. And the Jets still managed to get their quarterback a receiver. Corley's ability after the catch makes him a fascinating fit alongside Garrett Wilson and Mike Williams. Allen and Davis are interesting running back prospects, but doubling up on the position with Breece Hall on the roster feels like poor asset management. It's still a strong class but could have been even better.

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