McShay's best, worst AFC East draft picks

April, 30, 2013
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The 2013 NFL draft is in the books, and this week provides a chance for reflection and instant analysis.

ESPN draft expert Todd McShay provided his best and worst picks Insider in the draft. Here were his selections for the AFC East:

Buffalo Bills

Best pick: WR Robert Woods (second round)

Worst pick: QB EJ Manuel (first round)

Thoughts: McShay has been bashing the Manuel pick all week. He called it "a waste" and "a mistake" to take the former Florida State quarterback in the first round. Manuel brings a lot of physical tools to the table but will have to compete with veterans Kevin Kolb and Tarvaris Jackson. Woods was one of my favorite receivers in this draft. I think he has a good chance to start in Week 1 with the Bills.

Miami Dolphins

Best pick: LB Jelani Jenkins (fourth round)

Worst pick: CB Will Davis (third round)

Thoughts: McShay was really high on Jenkins. He missed most of 2012 with injuries but could provide some immediate value on defense and special teams. Davis was the second cornerback taken in addition to Jamar Taylor. Corner was a need position for Miami.

New England Patriots

Best pick: WR Aaron Dobson (second round)

Worst pick: S Duron Harmon (third round)

Thoughts: Dobson has a chance to make an immediate impact in New England. He has a knack for big plays. The worst pick of Harmon was predictable. Most believe he was a seventh-round pick. But this is a typical Bill Belichick move to take a player early that no one expected.

New York Jets

Best pick: CB Dee Milliner (first round)

Worst pick: DT Sheldon Richardson (first round)

Thoughts: Neither player filled huge positions of need. But McShay liked the Milliner pick better than Richardson. Milliner has upside and could be a player who eventually replaces Darrelle Revis, who was traded to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. McShay isn’t sure how Richardson fits in Rex Ryan’s defensive scheme.

James Walker | email

ESPN Miami Dolphins reporter

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