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Time for an AFC East mockwave

If you're the type who views the Super Bowl as a necessary speed bump between the Senior Bowl and the NFL scouting combine, then this post is for you.

Draft season will begin in earnest a few days from now. To get you prepared, let's take a look at mock drafts from some of the experts.

These are the latest projections from ESPN's Mel Kiper and Todd McShay, the National Football Post's Wes Bunting, CBSSports.com's Rob Rang and Chad Reuter and FoxSports.com's Peter Schrager.

No. 3 Buffalo Bills

  • Kiper's pick: Marcell Dareus, Alabama defensive lineman

  • McShay's pick: Blaine Gabbert, Missouri quarterback

  • Bunting's pick: Da'Quan Bowers, Clemson defensive end

  • Rang's pick: Marcell Dareus, Alabama defensive lineman

  • Reuter's pick: Marcell Dareus, Alabama defensive lineman

  • Schrager's pick: Marcell Dareus, Alabama defensive lineman

No. 15 Miami Dolphins

  • Kiper's pick: Mark Ingram, Alabama running back

  • McShay's pick: Mike Pouncey, Florida center

  • Bunting's pick: Aldon Smith, Missouri outside linebacker

  • Rang's pick: Mark Ingram, Alabama running back

  • Reuter's pick: Mark Ingram, Alabama running back

  • Schrager's pick: Mark Ingram, Alabama running back

No. 17 New England Patriots (from Oakland Raiders)

  • Kiper's pick: J.J. Watt, Wisconsin defensive end

  • McShay's pick: Ryan Kerrigan, Purdue defensive end

  • Bunting's pick: J.J. Watt, Wisconsin defensive end

  • Rang's pick: J.J. Watt, Wisconsin defensive end

  • Reuter's pick: Aldon Smith, Missouri outside linebacker

  • Schrager's pick: Cameron Jordan, California pass-rusher

No. 28 New England Patriots

  • Kiper's pick: Mikel Leshoure, Illinois running back

  • McShay's pick: Mark Ingram, Alabama running back

  • Bunting's pick: Benjamin Ijalana, Villanova tackle

  • Rang's pick: Mikel Leshoure, Illinois running back

  • Reuter's pick: Cameron Heyward, Ohio State defensive end

  • Schrager's pick: Anthony Castonzo, Boston College tackle

No. 30 New York Jets