The best and worst AFC East NFL Draft picks in the past decade

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You'll hear hundreds of names called in less than a month at the NFL Draft.

Some will turn into superstars. Others will be out of the league in a couple of years. We're taking a look at the best and worst picks made by each team in the past decade, leading up to the NFL Draft.

Today, the AFC East:

Bills Best: Tremaine Edmunds, 1st round, 2018

Yeah, we're going with the young kid with one year of experience. Edmunds was a revelation for the Bills in his rookie campaign, with two sacks, two picks and two forced fumbles, to go along with 121 tackles. He turns 21 in May, and the future is as bright for Edmunds as it is for any young defensive player in the league.

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Bills worst: EJ Manuel, 1st round, 2013

With a career completion percentage of 58 percent, 20 touchdowns and 16 interceptions, Manuel, who was a reach at No. 16 overall, was a first-round bust.

Dolphins best: Reshad Jones, 5th round, 2010

Any time you can get a 10-year impactful player in the fifth round, you chalk that up as a major win. Jones has 21 career picks and has been a mainstay on the Dolphins defense since being plucked on the final day of the 2010 draft.

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Dolphins worst: Dion Jordan, 1st round, 2013

We covered Jordan in a previous list, but it rings true here: Another player who found himself in consistent legal trouble, Jordan was suspended for the first four games of the 2014 season, the entire 2015 season, and then was waived in 2017 for failing a physical. He had three sacks in four years with the Dolphins. Jordan did resurface in Seattle over the past two seasons, amassing 5.5 sacks in 17 appearances (three starts) but is currently unsigned.

Jets best: Quincy Enunwa, 6th round, 2014

Muhammad Wilkerson deserves some mention here, but our choice is Enunwa, a sixth-round steal who blossomed in 2019 into one of franchise quarterback Sam Darnold's favorite targets while Enunwa was on the field. If he stays healthy, a true breakout is coming.

Jets worst: Christian Hackenberg, 2nd round, 2016

Dak Prescott went two rounds later, and Hackenberg quickly became known for his air-mailed practice passes that had anyone in attendance on high alert. He was traded two years later for a conditional seventh-round pick to the Raiders.

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Patriots best: Rob Gronkowski, 2nd round, 2010

The easiest choice on this list. A first-ballot Hall of Famer who changed the way you thought about the position, all while having a blast doing it. How did he last until the second round?

Patriots worst: Dominique Easley, 1st round, 2014

It's rare, but Bill Belichick does miss on the ocassional draft pick. Easley lasted two seasons in New England, with three total sacks, before he was cut.

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