Here's how the rest of the AFC East drafted


Here's how the rest of the AFC East drafted

By DannyPicard

FOXBORO -- @font-face font-family: "Times New Roman";p.MsoNormal, li.MsoNormal, div.MsoNormal margin: 0in 0in 0.0001pt; font-size: 12pt; font-family: "Times New Roman"; table.MsoNormalTable font-size: 10pt; font-family: "Times New Roman"; div.Section1 page: Section1; With the New England Patriots trading their 28th overallpick to the New Orleans Saints on Thursday night, the AFC East saw only fourtotal draft selections in the first round.

All four teams in the division made one pick, with theBuffalo Bills selecting Alabama defensive end Marcell Dareus, third overall.

What we like about him is his size, speed and athleticability, said Bills general manager Buddy Nix. And on top of all of that ishow hard he plays. Hes got a great motor, plays hard, tries to make a playevery snap, and we need that."

The great thing about Marcell is we saw him playing on thetight end, on the tackle, on the guard and on the center, said Bills coachChan Gailey. He gives you a lot of versatility and well play him at defensiveend initially in our scheme. But I can see him lining up in a lot of differentspots for us as time goes on. I think he is a forceful player. You cant saythat about every defensive player that comes along. There are a lot of peoplewho make plays, but he is a force. He creates havoc on the offensive side andthat was one of the things that we obviously liked about him.

Dareus is considered, by some, to be the most completedefensive lineman in the entire draft class, and was one of two defensivelinemen taken by an AFC team in the first round.

The other wasTemple defensive tackle Muhammad Wilkerson. He was taken 30th overall by theNew York Jets, and is considered to be a five-technique defensive tackle because ofhis size and strength.

Playing at Temple, Wilkerson didnt face strong competition,and is considered a raw, but promising player.

Wes Bunting, of the National Football Post, told,Everyone is sky high on this kid, but hes kind of a flavor of the month guyfrom a smaller 1-A school. Hes got great size, but hes just raw. Id have ahard time taking a guy like Wilkerson in the first round who is a potentialstarter. I dont think hell contribute right away.

The Miami Dolphins went a similar route as the Patriots withtheir first-round pick on Thursday night, drafting Florida offensive linemanMike Pouncey, 15th overall.

The second and third rounds resume on Friday, and thePatriots will have five total picks in those rounds, which is one more pickthan the total number of combined picks that Buffalo, New York, and Miami havein the second and third rounds.

The Patriots have three second rounders (33rd overall, 56,and 60) and two third rounders (74 and 92) on Friday. Meanwhile, the Bills arethe only other team in the division with a second-round pick, at 34th overall.

The Bills, Jets, and Dolphins will each have one third-roundselection. Buffalo picks at 68th overall, while Miami picks at 79 and New Yorkpicks at 94.

Danny Picard is onTwitter at http:twitter.comDannyPicard.

Watch Tom Brady's daughter Vivian tear it up on ski slopes

Watch Tom Brady's daughter Vivian tear it up on ski slopes

Tom Brady's daughter Vivian is a natural on skis.

The New England Patriots quarterback and apparently proud father posted a comical video of his 4-year-old daughter tearing it up on the ski hill. Vivian took on the bottom section of the run while adhering to the all-important instructions from the Super Cool Ski Instructor from the Comedy Central show, "South Park."

Brady added the audio from the "South Park" ski instructor to the video of his daughter skiing, and included a joke about "french frying" and "pizzaing" at the correct moments. 

"That’s my girl! Pizzaing when she's supposed to pizza, French frying when she's supposed to French fry... NOT having a bad time!!" Brady joked on Instagram.

Curran: Jets' 2015 tampering with Revis more extensive than NFL revealed

Curran: Jets' 2015 tampering with Revis more extensive than NFL revealed

The Patriots obviously got it right when they pushed away from the table during the Darrelle Revis bidding war in 2015. 

The once-great corner spent the 2016 season languishing on the field. He’s spending the early part of the offseason reacting negatively to backpack journalism after midnight. 


But the alleged double KO by Revis and his buddies isn’t what prompts this submission. 

It’s the revelation from Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News that the tampering the Jets engaged in when they were prying Revis loose from the Patriots was way, way more involved than what the NFL fined them for. And that Jets owner Woody Johnson knew all about it. 

Mehta leads his piece revealing that, long before free agency opened in 2015, Revis “was ready to squeeze more money out of [Johnson] who he knew would be willing to overpay for his services again.”

Mehta reports that, “back-channel discussions with the Jets in February set the foundation for a Revis reunion . . . 

“Team officials in stealth mode communicated with Revis, Inc., through private cell phones and face-to-face covert meetings at the 2015 Scouting Combine rather than make calls from the team's landlines at their Florham Park facility. No paper trails were a must.

“Johnson, the driving force behind bringing back Revis to right a wrong in his mind, endorsed all of it.”

The Patriots -- who were in the midst of the Deflategate colonoscopy that resulted in absurd-level discipline -- lodged a complaint with the league over the Jets tampering after Revis signed with the Jets in mid-March of 2015. 

The Jets were fined $100,000 but weren’t docked any draft picks.. The tender wrist slap came, ostensibly, because Johnson moronically stated at a December press conference that he’d “love” to have Revis return to New York. 

Maybe Johnson wasn’t being a dummy. That comment provided cover for the league office -- which has a documented history of treating the two NYC franchises with kid gloves -- to let the Jets off easy. 

Mehta’s article is the latest offering from him since completing his heel turn against Revis. 

Mehta did everything but fly the plane to bring Revis to New York once the 2014 season ended. And this is what he wrote the day the Jets penalty came down: 

The NFL’s attempt to uncover any dirt was an exercise in futility, a witch hunt driven by nonsense from a hypocritical organization with no reason to feel threatened by its competitor. 

You may wonder what’s the point? 

Clearly, the Patriots got it right while the Jets cheated, got what they wanted, and are now getting what they deserved. 

And everyone already knows the league office’s investigations and operations arms under the brutally incompetent leadership of Troy Vincent are a laughingstock. 

All true. But if I don’t write this now, I may have no recollection of this particular instance of league corruption given the absolute avalanche of other incidents