Now that the 2023 NFL Draft has come and gone and teams have addressed some key needs, here are the remaining needs for each AFC team.
Buffalo bills: A bonafide WR2
The Bills don’t really have a reliable wide receiver out there Stephen Diggs on their list — and Buffalo needs one if it wants to compete with Kansas City Chiefs And Cincinnati Bengals in the Asian Federation. Gabe Davis And Khalil Shaker The Bills are not consistent enough to raise the profile of this offense and the Bills have not brought anyone into free agency or enlistment to support the group.
Possible repair: trade vs DeAndre Hopkins
Miami Dolphin: tight end
The offensive line is another major need for this team, but the tight end may be even more pressing. Durham Smithand the postulated principle after Mike Gesicki Signed with the New England Patriots, he finished with 15 receptions last season. Reportedly Almost traded for Darren Waller in 2022 Before the Las Vegas Raiders sent him to the New York Giants this offseason. Miami also signed veteran Tyler Croft, who is mostly known for blocking the tight end. They know they need a quality tight end.
Possible fix: He signed a veteran free agent as Cameron Pratt
New England Patriots: Safe Coverage
Devin McCourty has retired and the safety room has been a mixture of middle-aged veterans who play mostly in the box between Adrian Phillips, Jabrill Peppers and Kyle Duggar. The Patriots brought back Jalen Mills, who can play safety and cornerback, but what New England needs is someone who can patrol the deep secondary as McCourty did for 13 seasons. They will need it when they play the rest of their divisional games.
Possible fix: John Johnson III signed
New York Jets: Offensive tackle
New York should have fixed this in the first round of 2023 NFL Draft, but the Pittsburgh Steelers jumped in before the Jets to grab Georgia’s Broderick Jones, leaving the Jets in a vulnerable position. At the moment, the Jets’ tackle depth charter is Mekhi Becton, who He hasn’t played in nearly two yearsAnd Duane Brown at nearly 38, Max Mitchell fourth in 2022, and Carter Warren fourth in 2023. The Jets need Aaron Rodgers protection and that group looks shaky.
Possible fix: Signed by Isaiah Wynn or Cameron Fleming
Baltimore Ravens: Pass rush depth
Odafe Oweh has been a bit of a frustrating 2022 and the Ravens will definitely miss defensive end Calais Campbell, who was a victim of a salary cap and signed with the Atlanta Falcons. Justin Madubweke has been able to fill in nicely and the snooty David Ogabo has looked strong for two games after fully recovering from a ruptured Achilles tendon, but this set was still uninspiring. The Ravens will do well to strengthen their pass rush before the season begins.
Possible fix: Signed Frank Clarke or Jadeveon Clooney
Cincinnati Bengals: Guard
Keeping Joe Burrow upright should always be the Bengals’ No. 1 priority in the offseason, and they made the big move of signing Orlando Brown Jr. to protect Burrow’s blindside. However, the point guard is still a question mark, especially on the left side with Cordell Fulson as a fourth-rounder in 2022. The Bengals are one place away from one of the best offensive lines in the NFL.
Possible fix: Dalton Reisner signed
Cleveland Browns: Pass rush depth
Can you name the Browns passing snob from Les Miles Jarrett? Mostly not. Although Ogbonnia Okoronkwo was signed in the off-season, depth here is a glaring weakness in the Cleveland defense, which needs as many linemen as possible in Jim Schwartz’s blueprint. The Philadelphia Eagles defense coached by Schwartz in 2017 had five defensive linemen with at least three sacks and double-digit quarterback hits. Brown had one in 2022.
Possible fix: Sign literally any fast-passing veteran in free agency.
Pittsburgh Steelers: Nickel cornerback
The Steelers have two ends of the cornerback spectrum with 12-year-old veteran Patrick Peterson on one side and rookie Joey Porter Jr. on the other. But they don’t have a nickel-good cornerback who can play in those pockets of space on the field that require a thin body. The Bengals have formed an aerial threat with JOE Burrow, the Ravens have a much better receiving unit than before, and the Browns can turn corner in the passing game as well. The Steelers should cement this unit more.
Possible fix: Marcus Peters signed, One of the best cornerback slots in 2022
Houston Texans: Linebacker
The offense is still a work in progress with CJ Stroud now in the fold, but there is no one thing that can turn the Texans around in one season. However, head coach DeMeco Ryans could fix the defense faster. Houston added Will Anderson b Monster Trade in Project 2023 But other than that he didn’t bring in many big names. Although there is no free agent on the market that can revolutionize a team, there are some veterans who can help out the trio of Denzel Berryman, Corey Littleton, and Christian Harris. The Texans should throw as many options into the lineup as possible and maybe something worthwhile will emerge
Possible fix: Sign a veteran like Deion Jones, Kwon Alexander or Kyle Van Noy
Indianapolis Colts: Right guard
The Colts have a lot of offensive potential if Anthony Richardson is out, and that only happens if the offensive line is healthy. The left side is good with Quinton Nelson and Bernard Ryman, but the right guard point is questionable. Jonathan Taylor needs good blockers too if he is to bounce back from a bad and injury-plagued 2022 season. Indianapolis would do well to acquire a veteran guard to start Week 1.
Possible fix: Gabe Jackson or AJ Kahn signed
Jacksonville Jaguars: Cornerback
The offense is very strong, but the defense still has holes, especially in the secondary. The Jaguars need another corner to replace Shaquill Griffin on the outside. Although Jacksonville has signed Darius Williams, depth continues to be an issue for the AFC South Champions. They can’t afford to ride 27-0 comeback every match.
Possible fix: Sign Marcus Peters or Casey Hayward
Tennessee Titans: Wide Receiver
Whether it’s Ryan Tannehill or Will Levis under center at Tennessee, the Titans don’t have many reliable pass catchers on offense. Treylon Bucks and Kyle Philips are still learning as they head into their sophomore seasons, while Nick Westbrook-Ikhine has the low ground. The Titans fell short in their deals with Julio Jones and Robert Woods in back-to-back seasons, but perhaps they’ll have better luck this year with someone who’s played Tannehill before.
Possible fix: Jarvis Landry signed
Denver Broncos: Aman Fund
Patrick Sartain and Justin Simmons are the only reliable players at Denver High School. While the defense has been one of the only bright spots in 2022, the Broncos should continue to add chops to it by filling in the gaps. Defensive coordinator Vance Joseph’s best defense with the Arizona Cardinals had two hard safeties, and right now Denver only has one.
Possible fix: Trade for Budda Baker to bring him together with Joseph
Kansas City Chiefs: Wide Receiver
The Chiefs face a similar but different problem than the Bills: Neither have a good option for passing passes back to their quarterback. However, the problem with Kansas City is that the top receiver is tight end Travis Kelsey. The group behind him in the vast auditorium includes Toney Cadarius, Marquis Valdez-Scantling, Ski Moore and Second Principal Rashi Rice. Chiefs should add someone who makes the defenses look out of the way for Kielce.
Possible fix: Trade by DeAndre Hopkins (Or… Mike Evans?)
Las Vegas Raiders: Inside Offensive Line
NBC Sports’ Peter King reported The Raiders’ first draft goal was Ohio State offense tackle Paris Johnson, who went one time before Las Vegas to the Arizona Cardinals at No. 6. The Raiders haven’t resolved their need for the rest of the draft, leaving a big hole in the middle of the offensive line. Position should be the team’s top priority, but guarding is also a major need.
Possible fix: Scoring quarterback Ben Jones and/or guard Dalton Reisner.
Los Angeles Chargers: Running back
Austin Eckler’s problem catches up sooner rather than later. And even if the Chargers don’t deal with a veteran who returns as requested, they still haven’t discovered a quality backup behind or behind Ekeler after 2023. There are some quality veteran defenders in free agency who can shore up the situation and provide some relief if Ekeler goes. .
Possible fix: Signed Ezekiel Elliott, Leonard Fournette