The 2013 NFL Draft will take place this week, so let’s take a look at which holes each team in the AFC East needs to fill to have a successful draft.
The Miami Dolphins are finishing their fourth straight non-playoff season. The New England Patriots have clinched their fourth consecutive AFC East title. So what’s there to play for in Sunday’s regular-season finale? Plenty, both teams say.
Should they or shouldn’t they? New England tight end Rob Gronkowski could be cleared to play in this weekend’s contest versus Miami, but the Patriots aren’t sure if they should let him play or wait and activate him in the postseason. Waiting could avoid re-aggravating the surgically repaired forearm which he fractured in Week 11.
New England will be looking for a second win against a Dolphins team they defeated by a touchdown in Week 13. The Dolphins, however, are seeking to best the AFC East division champs in order to end their season on a positive note.
The Miami Dolphins will look to avoid a fourth consecutive losing season on Sunday against the AFC East’s best team, the New England Patriots.
The Dolphins may struggle against the Bills this weekend, as they could be without their best receiver and will definitely be playing without their star kicker on Sunday.
The Dolphins appear to have the edge in their upcoming matchup against a Bills team which has given up a total of 65 points in its last two contests.
The Dolphins will be without one of their best receivers in Davone Bess and star linebacker Koa Misi when they face off against a Jaguars team which is hungry for a win.
Chad Henne, who was tapped as the starting quarterback for the Jaguars following Blaine Gabbert’s injury, will look to hand his former team a third straight loss when Jacksonville visits Miami this weekend.
With tight end Charles Clay listed as probable for Sunday’s showdown against the 49ers, the Dolphins have another offensive weapon they can depend on as they fight to try and make it into the postseason.