The NFL Draft is officially in the books. It was a particularly strong class in many positions, which bodes well for teams who needed to improve. In some cases, teams did really well and drafted guys who will be able to make an impact day one. On the other hand, some teams reached and took players at positions they were already strong at (@Bears @Packers).
In this little mini-series, the Burbs football boys will be grading each team's draft by conference. We're starting off with the AFC. Let's get right into it.
2020 NFL Draft Grades: AFC East
Written by: Matt Harris
Round 2 Pick 54: A.J. Epenesa EDGE Iowa
Round 3 Pick 86: Zack Moss RB Utah
Round 4 Pick 128: Gabriel Davis WR UCF
Round 5 Pick 167: Jake Fromm QB Georgia
Round 6 Pick 188: Tyler Bass K Georgia Southern
Round 6 Pick 207: Isaiah Hodgins WR Oregon State
Round 7 Pick 239: Dane Jackson CB Pittsburgh
Keep in mind that the Buffalo Bills traded their first-round pick away to acquire Minnesota Vikings wide receiver, Stefon Diggs. That alone would make the draft an A for me, but I won't account that in here. They started off hot on day two by getting Iowa defensive end A.J. Epenesa, who was widely considered to be a first-round talent. Great value and fills the hole that was left by the retirement of Lorenzo Alexander.
They also picked up Zack Moss, an underrated running back who figures to make a good one-two punch with last year's third-round pick Devin Singletary. Gabriel Davis and Isaiah Hodgins are great value receivers who give Josh Allen some nice speed threats alongside Diggs and John Brown.
And of course, Georgia quarterback Jake Fromm. They have Josh Allen, but you need a good backup and I think Fromm is going to be a great backup and could have a similar career arc to Chase Daniel. They also got great value with their last pick, as Dane Jackson provides nice depth to a thin cornerback spot. The only pick I didn't like was the kicker. I'm not a kicker guy, especially after Roberto Aguayo (former Bear) was drafted in the second round and absolutely sucked. If he's good, I'll eat my words, but I don't like drafting kickers. Otherwise, the Bills had one of the better drafts of any team.