Dolphins’ AFC East rivals look to find value on Day 3 of NFL Draft

Deatrich Wise Jr. #48 of the Arkansas Razorbacks celebrates after sacking Anthony Jennings #10 of the LSU Tigers in the second quarter of a game at Razorback Stadium on November 15, 2014 in Fayetteville, Arkansas. The Razorbacks defeated the Tigers 17-0. (Photo by Wesley Hitt/Getty Images)

Day 3 of the NFL draft is when scouts earn their money. Though the day was relatively quiet for the Miami Dolphins’ AFC East rivals, let’s take a look at the final day’s draft recap for the New York Jets, New England Patriots and Buffalo Bills.

In the fourth round, with the 131st overall pick, the Patriots took defensive end Deatrich Wise Jr. from Arkansas. The 6’5” lineman has huge arms and hands, and his father, Deatrich Wise Sr., played in the Canadian Football League.

After not making a selection in the fifth round, the Patriots used their lone sixth-rounder on Conor McDermott, an offensive tackle from UCLA and a standout basketball player in high school.

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With their first pick on Day 3, the Jets took wide receiver Chad Hansen from California 141st overall. NFL.com compares Hansen, who ran a 4.53 40-yard dash, to Jaguars wide receiver and former University of Miami standout Allen Hurns.

New York also took Clemson tight end Jordan Leggett in the fifth round. The Navarre, Fla., native turned in top-five Combine times in both the 20-yard and 60-yard shuttle drills.

The 38th pick of the fifth round netted the Jets 6’3”, 248-pound defensive lineman Dylan Donahue from West Georgia. He finished as a finalist for the Gene Upshaw Award, which is given to the best lineman in Division II.

The Jets stockpiled sixth-round picks, selecting running back Elijah McGuire from Louisiana-Lafayette and Michigan cornerback Jeremy Clark, who suffered a season-ending knee injury as a senior in Ann Arbor.

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With their third and final sixth-round selection, the Jets took Ole Miss cornerback Derrick Jones, who started just three of the nine games that he played for the Rebels in 2016.

The Bills took Matt Milano, a linebacker from Boston College, in the fifth round Saturday. Milano’s 24 bench-press reps were tied for third-best among linebackers at the Combine. He also won the Central Florida Defensive Player of the Year award in 2012 while playing for Dr. Phillips in Orlando.

Buffalo also took quarterback Nathan Peterman from Pittsburgh with the 171st overall pick. Believed to have been one of the best quarterback available on Day 3, Peterman threw for 2,855 yards and 27 touchdowns in his senior season.

With their lone pick in the sixth round, they drafted Boise State outside linebacker Tanner Vallejo 195th overall.

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