AFC East

Buffalo Bills

Biggest need: Edge rush

Buffalo marched its way to a 13-3 record last season despite lacking an impact pass-rusher. The Bills swung and missed on signing J.J. Watt this offseason, but there's still a lot of time to improve a unit that didn't have a player record more than five sacks in 2020. A strong secondary complemented by a boost in the pass-rush department could be the final piece in putting Josh Allen and Co. over the top in the battle for the AFC's crown.

Top early-round targets: Gregory Rousseau, Azeez Ojulari, Jaelan Phillips

Miami Dolphins

Biggest need: Top pass-catcher

The Dolphins are putting all their chips in on Tua Tagovailoa after a rather flat rookie season. Tagovailoa struggled to push the ball downfield last year, but it's still unclear if that was by design. Regardless, Miami should continue surrounding him with talent in hopes of bringing back the skilled passer we saw light it up at Alabama a few years ago. Luckily for the Dolphins, one of the top two pass-catching prospects in Ja'Marr Chase or Kyle Pitts should fall right into their lap with the sixth overall pick.

Top early-round targets: Ja'Marr Chase, Kyle Pitts, Jaylen Waddle

New England Patriots

Biggest need: Quarterback

Bill Belichick may be inclined to pursue a veteran like Jimmy Garoppolo in a year from now, but it'll be hard to look away if one of the top quarterback prospects falls down the board. Neither Cam Newton nor Jarrett Stidham looks to be the future in New England, and the Patriots are hoping they won't draft in the top 15 again next year after retooling the roster in free agency. Even if they can't nab one of the marquee names, New England might take a gamble on whichever passer falls into its lap.

Top early-round targets: Justin Fields, Kyle Trask, Davis Mills

New York Jets

Biggest need: Quarterback

One of the draft's worst kept secrets seems to finally be out - the Jets are going to take a quarterback. After trading Sam Darnold, New York is firmly positioned to select a signal-caller with the No. 2 pick. Some may wonder why the Jets traded a young passer only to take another one. Perhaps New York's biggest need has less to do with the quarterback position and more with the process of developing one. That means making sure it surrounds its next quarterback with all the right tools, a benefit Darnold wasn't provided with.

Top early-round targets: Zach Wilson, Justin Fields, Trey Lance