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AFC East – 2018 Off-Season Transactions Sep 2018
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2018 NFL notable off-season transactions – AFC East



Buffalo Bills

Coaching Changes:

Fired OC Rick Dennison and hired OC Brian Daboll.

Player Additions:

DT Star Lotulelei
DE Trent Murphy
CB Vontae Davis
RB Chris Ivory
QB A.J. McCarron
C Russell Bodine
S Rafael Bush
LB Julian Stanford
OT Marshall Newhouse
WR Corey Coleman

Player Subtractions:

QB Tyrod Taylor
LT Cordy Glenn
CB E.J. Gaines
C Eric Wood
G Richie Incognito
DE Ryan Davis
LB Preston Brown
WR Jordan Matthews
WR Deonte Thompson

Draft:

Round 1 (7) – Josh Allen QB – Wyoming
Round 1 (16) – Tremaine Edmunds OLB – Virginia Tech
Round 3 (32) – Harrison Philips DT – Stanford
Round 4 (21) – Taron Johnson CB – Weber State
Round 5 (17) – Siran Neal CB – Jacksonville State
Round 5 (29) – Wyatt Teller G – Virginia Tech
Round 6 (13) – Ray-Ray McCloud WR – Clemson
Round 7 (37) – Austin Proehl WR – North Carolina

2017 Offensive Rankings:
Yards/Gm – 302.6 (Rank: 29), Pass Yards/Gm – 176.6 (Rank: 31), Rush Yards/Gm – 126.1 (Rank: 6), Points/Gm – 18.9 (Rank: 22), Adjusted Line Yards – 3.67 (Rank: 27), Adjusted Sack Rate – 9.3% (Rank: 31)

2017 Defensive Rankings:
Yards/Gm – 355.1 (Rank: 26), Pass Yards/Gm – 230.5 (Rank: 20), Rush Yards/Gm – 124.6 (Rank: 29), Points/Gm – 22.4 (Rank: 18), Fantasy Points/Gm – 6.63 (Rank: 20), Adjusted Line Yards – 4.18 (Rank: 21), Adjusted Sack Rate – 5.4% (Rank: 28)

Projected Starting Lineup:

QB: Nathan Peterman
RB: LeSean McCoy
GLB: LeSean McCoy
3RB: LeSean McCoy
WR: Kelvin Benjamin
WR: Zay Jones
WR: Jeremy Kerley
TE: Charles Clay

Notes:

Overall average projected strength of schedule but very tough against run defenses.
DT Kyle Williams (knee) iffy for week 1.
Target defenses against the Bills.
Rush offense projects as below average.
Pass offense projects as very weak.
Rush defense projects as very weak.
Pass defense projects as strong. Combines for a run funnel defense.
WR Kerley to handle slot.
Shady’s road splits are bad.
If CB Davis doesn’t move, target the X.

Miami Dolphins

Coaching Changes:

Hired OC Dowell Loggains to replace OC Clyde Christensen (now Miami’s director of football/player development).

Player Additions:

DE Robert Quinn
WR Albert Wilson
WR Danny Amendola
C Daniel Kilgore
RB Frank Gore
QB Brock Osweiler

Player Subtractions:

WR Jarvis Landry
DT Ndamukong Suh
C Mike Pouncey
LB Lawrence Timmons
TE Julius Thomas
QB Jay Cutler

Draft:

Round 1 (11) – Minkah Fitzpatrick S – Alabama
Round 2 (10) – Mike Gesicki TE -Penn State
Round 3 (9) – Jerome Baker OLB – Ohio State
Round 4 (23) – Durham Smythe TE – Notre Dame
Round 4 (31) – Kalen Ballage RB – Arizona State
Round 6 (35) – Cornell Armstrong CB – Southern Mississippi
Round 7 (9) – Quentin Poling ILB – Ohio
Round 7 (11) – Jason Sanders K – New Mexico

2017 Offensive Rankings:
Yards/Gm – 307.7 (Rank: 25), Pass Yards/Gm – 220.9 (Rank: 18), Rush Yards/Gm – 86.8 (Rank: 29), Points/Gm – 17.6 (Rank: 28), Adjusted Line Yards – 3.26 (Rank: 30), Adjusted Sack Rate – 5.8% (Rank: 10)

2017 Defensive Rankings:
Yards/Gm – 335.7 (Rank: 16), Pass Yards/Gm – 225.2 (Rank: 16), Rush Yards/Gm – 110.5 (Rank: 14), Points/Gm – 24.6 (Rank: 29), Fantasy Points/Gm – 5.69 (Rank: 25), Adjusted Line Yards – 3.94 (Rank: 10), Adjusted Sack Rate – 5.7% (Rank: 27)

Projected Starting Lineup:

QB: Ryan Tannehill
RB: Kenyan Drake
GLB: Kenyan Drake
3RB: Kenyan Drake
WR: DeVante Parker
WR: Kenny Stills
WR: Danny Amendola
TE: Mike Gesicki (R)

Notes:

Overall easy projected strength of schedule.
RB committee is possible with Frank Gore and Kalen Ballage (R) on deck.
Rush offense projects as very weak.
Pass offense projects as weak.
Rush defense projects as average.
Pass defense projects as very weak.
WR DeVante Parker (finger) issue may effect week 1 status and beyond. WR Albert Wilson in the mix if so. Stills could be undervalued.
Target the Z against Miami.
Target TEs against Miami.

New England Patriots

Coaching Changes:

DC Matt Patricia departed to be new HC of Detroit.

Player Additions:

DT Danny Shelton
CB Jason McCourty
DE Adrian Clayborn
RB Jeremy Hill
WR Cordarrelle Patterson
OT Matt Tobin
OT Trent Brown
WR Philip Dorsett

Player Subtractions:

LT Nate Solder
WR Brandin Cooks
RB Dion Lewis
CB Malcolm Butler
WR Danny Amendola
DT Alan Branch
TE Martellus Bennett
LB David Harris
LB Shea McClellin
CB Johnson Bademosi
OT Cameron Fleming

Draft:

Round 1 (23) – Isaiah Wynn OT – Georgia
Round 1 (31) – Sony Michel RB – Georgia
Round 2 (24) – Duke Dawson CB – Florida
Round 5 (6) – Ja’Whaun Bentley ILB – Purdue
Round 6 (4) – Christian Sam OLB – Arizona State
Round 6 (36) – Braxton Berrios WR – Miami
Round 7 (1) – Danny Etling QB – LSU
Round 7 (25) – Keion Crossen – Western Carolina
Round 7 (32) – Ryan Izzo TE – Florida State

Notable Injuries:

OT Isaiah Wynn (Achilles) – Out for the season.

2017 Offensive Rankings:
Yards/Gm – 394.2 (Rank: 1), Pass Yards/Gm – 276.1 (Rank: 2), Rush Yards/Gm – 118.1 (Rank: 10), Points/Gm – 28.6 (Rank: 2), Adjusted Line Yards – 5.05 (Rank: 1), Adjusted Sack Rate – 6.4% (Rank: 13)

2017 Defensive Rankings:
Yards/Gm – 366.0 (Rank: 29), Pass Yards/Gm – 251.3 (Rank: 30), Rush Yards/Gm – 114.8 (Rank: 20), Points/Gm – 18.5 (Rank: 5), Fantasy Points/Gm – 7.69 (Rank: 13), Adjusted Line Yards – 4.51 (Rank: 31), Adjusted Sack Rate – 7.1% (Rank: 10)

Projected Starting Lineup:

QB: Tom Brady
RB: Rex Burkhead
GLB: Rex Burkhead
3RB: James White
WR: Julian Edelman
WR: Chris Hogan
WR: Philip Dorsett
TE: Rob Gronkowski

Notes:

WR Julian Edelman is suspended for the first 4 games.
Overall very easy projected strength of schedule.
Burkhead has a slight knee tear, but it is currently deemed as minor.
Rush offense projects as very strong.
Pass offense projects as very strong.
Rush defense projects as weak. Should be an improvement from last season.
Pass defense projects as below average.

New York Jets

Coaching Changes:

Promoted OC Jeremy Bates (formerly QBs coach) to replace fired OC John Morton.

Player Additions:

CB Trumaine Johnson
RB Isaiah Crowell
RB Thomas Rawls
LB Avery Williamson
WR Terrelle Pryor
G Spencer Long
LB Kevin Pierre-Louis
WR Andre Roberts
TE Clive Walford
K Cairo Santos
DE Henry Anderson

Player Subtractions:

LB Demario Davis
DE Muhammad Wilkerson
RB Matt Forte
C Wesley Johnson
DE Kony Ealy
LB Demario Davis
G Matt Slauson
TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins

Draft:

Round 1 (3) – Sam Darnold QB – USC
Round 3 (8) – Nathan Shepherd DT – Fort Hays State
Round 4 (7) – Chris Herndon TE – Miami
Round 6 (5) – Parry Nickerson CB – Tulane
Round 6 (6) – Folorunso Fatukasi DT – UConn
Round 6 (30) – Trenton Cannon RB – Virginia State

2017 Offensive Rankings:
Yards/Gm – 305.3 (Rank: 28), Pass Yards/Gm – 198.9 (Rank: 24), Rush Yards/Gm – 106.4 (Rank: 19), Points/Gm – 18.6 (Rank: 24), Adjusted Line Yards – 3.4 (Rank: 29), Adjusted Sack Rate – 8.6% (Rank: 27)

2017 Defensive Rankings:
Yards/Gm – 352.3 (Rank: 25), Pass Yards/Gm – 234.3 (Rank: 21), Rush Yards/Gm – 117.9 (Rank: 24), Points/Gm – 23.9 (Rank: 22), Fantasy Points/Gm – 4.44 (Rank: 30), Adjusted Line Yards – 3.77 (Rank: 6), Adjusted Sack Rate – 5.8% (Rank: 25)

Projected Starting Lineup:

QB: Sam Darnold (R)
RB: Bilal Powell
GLB: Bilal Powell
3RB: Bilal Powell
WR: Robby Anderson
WR: Jermaine Kearse
WR: Quincy Enunwa
TE: Jordan Leggett

Notes:

Overall very easy projected strength of schedule.
Rush offense projects as weak.
Pass offense projects as weak.
Rush defense projects as above average.
Pass defense projects as below average.
Jets severely lack a pass rush.

Last updated: September 9, 2018 at 1:22 am


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