The New York Jets made three picks in the first round of the NFL Draft and seven picks in the first four rounds. Last year, the Jets had three picks in the top 34.

The Jets have amassed some top-notch talent and look set to earn more after going 4-13 last season.

Here’s a look at how the Buffalo Bills’ three AFC East rivals fared in the draft:

Choice of key: The two top-10 picks — cornerback Sauce Gardner at No. 4 and wide receiver Garrett Wilson at No. 10 — should be immediate-impact starters. Now the Jets have two speedsters at receiver (Wilson runs 4.38 in the 40, Elijah Moore runs 4.35) to go with Corey Davis, a former fifth overall pick.

Improve: Running back Breece Hall, picked 36th, runs 4.39 and is a dual-threat weapon.

Risk: Fourth-round DT Micheal Clemons is a rising pick who’s struggled with injuries and a run-in with the law, and he’ll be 25 on Opening Day.

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Filling holes: The Jets got good value in the rallies to get Florida State edge rusher Jermaine Johnson II at No. 26. Most had him rated higher. He projects himself as a top player who is a good passer, at worst. But there’s a reason he fell. He was a one-year-old wonder and some question his athletic potential. New York didn’t need a tight end in the third round, but got Ohio State’s Jeremy Ruckert, who could be an above-average starter. Fourth-round pick Max Mitchell could replace right tackle George Fant in 2023.

The Jets said Johnson was the eighth-best player on their roster.

“When you get three in the top eight, you don’t expect it,” coach Robert Saleh said. “The sauce was a very easy decision. Then coming to 10 with Garrett Wilson was a very easy decision. When we got to 15, it was like, “Well, shoot, our best guy is still here.” … You get three premium three-position impact players. You dream of this happening.

Rating: A The Jets are doing a good job emulating the Bills’ plan to put some good arms around their young quarterback, Zach Wilson.

Choice of key: The Patriots passed on the need for a cornerback at No. 21 with Kaiir Elam and Trent McDuffie on the board and moved to No. 29 to sign Chattanooga guard Cole Strange. Bill Belichick is getting a lot of heat for this, including from inside the NFL (see video of Sean McVay’s reaction in Los Angeles). Strange is a bit light at the back but he’s a good player. There is almost no bust factor. The problem is that it is a standstill choice. They were filling a spot they had created — many think unnecessarily — when they offloaded quality guard Shaq Mason and his $8 million cap hit Tampa Bay for a fifth-round pick. The Pats have plenty of cap space in 2023. They could have easily restructured another contract to create space this year and accommodate Mason.

Risk: The Patriots aren’t afraid to take shots with high hopes. They traded in the second round to get Baylor WR Tyquan Thornton, who many considered a Day 3 guy. Thornton ran 4.29, the fastest wide in the draft. The Pats are desperate for more speed. Will Thornton eventually put it all together? Arizona State cornerback Jack Jones was considered by many to be a fourth-round carry. He’s undersized, with shorter arms, but good ball skills. He was a five star freshman out of high school. Maybe the Pats can get more of that talent from him.

Improve: Third-round cornerback Marcus Jones is just 5-foot-8, but he’s good at slot coverage and has great returning ability. Fourth-round running back Pierre Strong brings needed speed (4.37) to a Pats backfield that includes quality lead dog Damien Harris and banger Rhamondre Stevenson. Fourth-round QB Bradley Zappe offers a good long-term option for No. 2 QB. But in a rapidly improving division, the Pats have passed up intriguing receivers (Calvin Austin, Khalil Shakir) and cornerbacks to take a QB.

Rating: C-. Do we have the right to doubt Belichick? We’ve been burned in the past doing it. Time will tell how those moves at receiver and cornerback pan out. Have the Patriots gained ground on the Bills? Or lost ground to the Dolphins and Jets? It seems that the latter is more accurate than the former.

Choice of key: None, as Miami gave away its first- and second-round picks, as well as two fourth-rounders in the trade that brought in star receiver Tyreek Hill from Kansas City.

Improve: The first pick was late in the third round, Georgia linebacker Channing Tindall. Although Tindall didn’t start out in a career college, he ran a blazing 4.47 and should contribute to coverage drops immediately. Miami only drafted four players, and the other three are depth chart guys.

Rating: D. But make no mistake. Miami overhauled its free agency roster, signing nine guys from other teams, re-signing eight of its own players, and completing the blockbuster contract for Hill. Miami had already bolstered its leaky offensive line and didn’t need any first picks there. Like the Jets, the Dolphins put a load of quality plays around their young quarterback (Tua Tagovailoa). Now it’s up to him to take a big leap forward.