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2021 NFL notable offseason transactions and notes – AFC East



Buffalo Bills

2020 Record: 13-3, 1st in AFC East

Player Additions:

RB Matt Breida (from MIA)
TE Jacob Hollister (from SEA)
WR Emmanuel Sanders (from NO)
OT Bobby Hart (from CIN)
G Forrest Lamp (from LAC)
QB Mitchell Trubisky (from CHI)

Player Subtractions:

CB E.J. Gaines
WR John Brown
DT Quinton Jefferson
OT Ty Nsekhe
TE Lee Smith
TE Tyler Kroft

Draft:

RD (PK) PLAYER SCHOOL POS

1 (30) Gregory Rousseau Miami DE
2 (29) Carlos Basham Jr. Wake Forest DE
3 (30) Spencer Brown Northern Iowa OT
5 (17) Tommy Doyle Miami (OH) OT
6 (19) Marquez Stevenson Houston WR
6 (28) Damar Hamlin Pittsburgh S
6 (29) Rachad Wildgoose Wisconsin CB
7 (8) Jack Anderson Texas Tech OG

2020 Offensive Rankings:
Points/Gm – 2nd, Yards/Gm – 3rd, Pass Yards/Gm – 3rd, Rush Yards/Gm – 20th,
Neutral Pace – 11th, Total Plays – 11th, Pass Plays – 11th, Run Plays – 17th,
Pass EPA – 3rd, Rush EPA – 21st, aDOT – 9th,
Adjusted Line Yards – 30th, Adjusted Sack Rate – 5th, Pressure % – 18th

2020 Defensive Rankings:
Points/Gm – 16th, Yards/Gm – 14th, Pass Yards/Gm – 13th, Rush Yards/Gm – 17th,
Fantasy Points/Gm – 9th, Pass EPA – 12th, Rush EPA – 24th,
Blitz % – 8th, Adjusted Sack Rate – 14th, Pressure % – 22nd,
DvP vs. QB FPs/Gm – 19th, DvP vs. RB FPs/Gm – 17th, DvP vs. WR FPs/Gm – 6th, DvP vs. TE FPs/Gm – 29th

Projected Starting Lineup:

QB: Josh Allen
RB: Zack Moss
3RB: Devin Singletary
WR: Stefon Diggs
WR: Gabriel Davis
SWR: Cole Beasley
TE: Dawson Knox

Notes:

Current projected win totals across most books: 10.5

Strength of schedule rank: (Based on opposition current projected win totals).

Offense:

Defense:
Cover 2.
Potential shadow – CB Tre’Davious White

Miami Dolphins

2020 Record: 10-6, 2nd in AFC East

Coaching/Front Office Changes:

Additions:
Promoted RBs coach Eric Studesville and TEs coach George Godsey to co-OC.

Subtractions:
OC Chan Gailey

Player Additions:

WR Will Fuller (from HOU)
C Matt Skura (from BAL)
DL Adam Butler (from NE)
RB Malcolm Brown (from LAR)
LB Bernardrick McKinney (from HOU)
OT Isaiah Wilson (from TEN)
P Michael Palardy (from CAR)
FB/TE Cethan Carter (from CIN)
QB Jacoby Brissett (from IND)
CB Justin Coleman (from DET)
WR Robert Foster (from WAS)
LB Brennan Scarlett (from HOU)
DT John Jenkins (from CHI)

Player Subtractions:

FS Bobby McCain
OLB Kyle Van Noy
LB Shaq Lawson
DT Davon Godchaux
QB Ryan Fitzpatrick
C/G Ted Karras
RB Matt Breida
T Ereck Flowers

Draft:

RD (PK) PLAYER SCHOOL POS

1 (6) Jaylen Waddle Alabama WR
1 (18) Jaelan Phillips Miami DE
2 (4) Jevon Holland Oregon S
2 (10) Liam Eichenberg Notre Dame OT
3 (18) Hunter Long Boston College TE
7 (3) Larnel Coleman UMass OT
7 (17) Gerrid Doaks Cincinnati RB

2020 Offensive Rankings:
Points/Gm – 15th, Yards/Gm – 22nd, Pass Yards/Gm – 20th, Rush Yards/Gm – 22nd,
Neutral Pace – 25th, Total Plays – 21st, Pass Plays – 18th, Run Plays – 16th,
Pass EPA – 12th, Rush EPA – 25th, aDOT – 18th,
Adjusted Line Yards – 23rd, Adjusted Sack Rate – 20th, Pressure % – 23rd

2020 Defensive Rankings:
Points/Gm – 6th, Yards/Gm – 20th, Pass Yards/Gm – 23rd, Rush Yards/Gm – 16th,
Fantasy Points/Gm – 5th, Pass EPA – 3rd, Rush EPA – 25th,
Blitz % – 2nd, Adjusted Sack Rate – 9th, Pressure % – 13th,
DvP vs. QB FPs/Gm – 12th, DvP vs. RB FPs/Gm – 8th, DvP vs. WR FPs/Gm – 22nd, DvP vs. TE FPs/Gm – 7th

Projected Starting Lineup:

QB: Tua Tagovailoa
RB: Myles Gaskin
3RB: Myles Gaskin
WR: DeVante Parker
WR: Will Fuller
SWR: Jaylen Waddle (R)
TE: Mike Gesicki

Notes:.

Current projected win totals across most books: 9

Strength of schedule rank: (Based on opposition current projected win totals).

Offense:
WR Fuller suspended Week 1.
RB Gaskin potential workhorse, 3-down role plus receiving additions of WRs Fuller and Waddle should help lessen the box.

Defense:
Cover 1.
Potential shadow – CB Xavien Howard.

New England Patriots

2020 Record: 7-9, 3rd in AFC East

Player Additions:

TE Hunter Henry (from LAC)
WR Kendrick Bourne (from SF)
WR Nelson Agholor (from LV)
LB Matt Judon (from BAL)
DB Jalen Mills (from PHI)
TE Jonnu Smith (from TEN)
RT Trent Brown (from LV)
DT Davon Godchaux (from MIA)
DL Henry Anderson (from NYJ)
C/G Ted Karras (from MIA)
LB Kyle Van Noy (from MIA)
DE Montravius Adams (from GB)

Player Subtractions:

DB Jason McCourty
DL Adam Butler
DT Lawrence Guy
G Joe Thuney
RT Marcus Cannon
S Terrence Brooks
TE Ryan Izzo
S Patrick Chung
WR Donte Moncrief
RB Rex Burkhead
WR Julian Edelman
WR Damiere Byrd

Draft:

RD (PK) PLAYER SCHOOL POS

1 (15) Mac Jones Alabama QB
2 (6) Christian Barmore Alabama DT
3 (33) Ronnie Perkins Oklahoma DE
4 (15) Rhamondre Stevenson Oklahoma RB
5 (33) Cameron McGrone Michigan ILB
6 (4) Joshuah Bledsoe Missouri S
6 (13) William Sherman Colorado OT
7 (15) Tre Nixon UCF WR

2020 Offensive Rankings:
Points/Gm – 27th, Yards/Gm – 27th, Pass Yards/Gm – 30th, Rush Yards/Gm – 4th,
Neutral Pace – 13th, Total Plays – 29th, Pass Plays – 31st, Run Plays – 3rd,
Pass EPA – 30th, Rush EPA – 3rd, aDOT – 27th,
Adjusted Line Yards – 1st, Adjusted Sack Rate – 28th, Pressure % – 26th

2020 Defensive Rankings:
Points/Gm – 7th, Yards/Gm – 15th, Pass Yards/Gm – 8th, Rush Yards/Gm – 26th,
Fantasy Points/Gm – 12th, Pass EPA – 21st, Rush EPA – 29th,
Blitz % – 23rd, Adjusted Sack Rate – 26th, Pressure % – 4th,
DvP vs. QB FPs/Gm – 7th, DvP vs. RB FPs/Gm – 15th, DvP vs. WR FPs/Gm – 9th, DvP vs. TE FPs/Gm – 4th

Projected Starting Lineup:

QB: Cam Newton
RB: Damien Harris
3RB: Damien Harris
WR: Nelson Agholor
WR: Kendrick Bourne
TE: Hunter Henry
TE: Jonnu Smith

Notes:

Current projected win totals across most books: 9

Strength of schedule rank: (Based on opposition current projected win totals).

Offense:
Will establish it.

Defense:
Cover 1.
Potential shadow – CBs Stephon Gilmore.

New York Jets

2020 Record: 2-14, 4th in AFC East

Coaching/Front Office Changes:

Additions:
HC Robert Saleh (former SF HC)
OC Mike LaFleur (former SF passing game coordinator)
DC Jeff Ulbrich (former ATL asst. coach)

Subtractions:
HC Adam Gase
OC Dowell Loggains
DC Gregg Williams

Player Additions:

RB Tevin Coleman (from SF)
DE Vinny Curry (from PHI)
DT Sheldon Rankins (from NO)
DE Carl Lawson (from CIN)
WR Corey Davis (from TEN)
WR Keelan Cole (from JAX)
LB Jarrad Davis (from DET)
G Dan Feeney (from LAC)
S Lamarcus Joyner (from LV)
TE Tyler Kroft (from BUF)

Player Subtractions:

QB Sam Darnold
WR Breshad Perriman
G Pat Elfelin
DT Henry Anderson
EDGE Tarell Basham
LB Neville Hewitt

Draft:

RD (PK) PLAYER SCHOOL POS

1 (2) Zach Wilson BYU QB
1 (14) Alijah Vera-Tucker USC OG
2 (2) Elijah Moore Ole Miss WR
4 (2) Michael Carter North Carolina RB
5 (2) Jamien Sherwood Auburn S
5 (10) Michael Carter II Duke S
5 (31) Jason Pinnock Pittsburgh CB
6 (2) Hamsah Nasirildeen Florida State S
6 (16) Brandin Echols Kentucky CB
6 (23) Jonathan Marshall Arkansas DT

2020 Offensive Rankings:
Points/Gm – 32nd, Yards/Gm – 32nd, Pass Yards/Gm – 31st, Rush Yards/Gm – 23rd,
Neutral Pace – 20th, Total Plays – 31st, Pass Plays – 29th, Run Plays – 22nd,
Pass EPA – 32nd, Rush EPA – 30th, aDOT – 11th,
Adjusted Line Yards – 7th, Adjusted Sack Rate – 29th, Pressure % – 5th

2020 Defensive Rankings:
Points/Gm – 26th, Yards/Gm – 24th, Pass Yards/Gm – 28th, Rush Yards/Gm – 12th,
Fantasy Points/Gm – 26th, Pass EPA – 29th, Rush EPA – 6th,
Blitz % – 6th, Adjusted Sack Rate – 20th, Pressure % – 25th,
DvP vs. QB FPs/Gm – 30th, DvP vs. RB FPs/Gm – 21st, DvP vs. WR FPs/Gm – 20th, DvP vs. TE FPs/Gm – 32nd

Projected Starting Lineup:

QB: Zach Wilson (R)
RB: Tevin Coleman
3RB: Tevin Coleman
WR: Corey Davis
WR: Denzel Mims
SWR: Jamison Crowder
TE: Chris Herndon

Notes:

Current projected win totals across most books: 6.5

Strength of schedule rank: (Based on opposition current projected win totals).

Offense:

Defense:
Cover 3.