NFL Draft Recap: NFC East

I am back with another divisional draft recap. Heading into this weekend, we are going to take a look at the NFC East draft picks and rank them from best draft to worst draft.

Cowboys Picks:

  • CeeDee Lamb, WR, Oklahoma
  • Trevon Diggs, CB, Alabama
  • Neville Gallimore, DT, Oklahoma
  • Reggie Robinson II, CB, Tulsa
  • Tyler Biadasz, C, Wisconsin
  • Bradlee Anae, DE, Utah
  • Ben DiNucci, QB, James Madison

The Cowboys from top to bottom had the best draft of any team in the league. Their first 3 picks found top 5 talent in each position that they drafted in, Lamb, Gallimore, Biadasz, and Diggs can all start Day 1 if the Senior Bowl is any inclination of what Anae can do, Anae can be the steal of the draft. Jerry Jones knocked this draft out of the park from his quarter of a billion dollar yacht, and Cowboy faithful can look forward to not missing the postseason anytime soon.

Redskins Picks:

  • Chase Young, DE, Ohio State
  • Antonio Gibson, WR, Memphis
  • Saahdiq Charles. OT, LSU
  • Antonio Gandy-Golden, WR, Liberty
  • Keith Ismael, C, San Diego State
  • Khaleke Hudson, OLB, Michigan
  • Kamren Curl, S, Arkansas
  • James Smith-Williams, DE, NC State

The Redskins made the easy decision in drafting perhaps the best defensive end prospect of all time. Combining the Bosa brothers productions with Jadeveon Clowney type of athleticism, Chase Young has the potential to easily wind up enshrined in the Hall of Fame at Canton. Outside of that, it was a very solid draft by the Redskins. They gave young pass rush help in Smith-Williams and Hudson, although they are late round picks they have the potential to make an impact defensively. Gandy-Golden was a very under-the-radar prospect that has a gigantic catch radius and will be a strong help to Dwayne Haskins or Kyle Allen. Gibson can be used in a variety of ways offensively and Charles is an excellent run blocker that will help keep the running game going with Adrian Peterson and Derrius Guice.

Giants Draft Picks:

  • Andrew Thomas, OT, Georgia
  • Xavier McKinney, S, Alabama
  • Matt Peart, OT, UConn
  • Darnay Holmes, CB, UCLA
  • Shane Lemieux, G, Oregon
  • Cam Brown, OLB, Penn State
  • Carter Coughlin, LB, Minnesota
  • TJ Brunson, LB, South Carolina
  • Chris Williamson, CB, Minnesota
  • Tae Crowder, LB, Georgia

Overall, the Giants had a very solid draft. Naturally, they reached on their first round pick for Andrew Thomas, selecting him over higher rated prospects such as Jedrick Wills (1 sack in 900+ snaps!), Mekhi Becton, and Tristan Wirfs. However, he is still plenty talented and can be ready to contribute immediately. Matt Peart from UConn also provdes depth there and a great defensive focus from there on out. Would have loved to see them draft a receiver to complement Darius Slayton as Sterling Shepard has his extensive injury history, but overall solid draft by the Giants.

Eagles Picks:

  • Jalen Reagor, WR, TCU
  • Jalen Hurts, QB, Oklahoma
  • Davion Taylor, OLB, Colorado
  • K’Von Wallace, S, Clemson
  • Jack Driscoll, OT, Auburn
  • John Hightower, WR, Boise State
  • Shaun Bradley, OLB, Temple
  • Quez Watkins, WR, Southern Mississippi
  • Prince Tega Wanogho, OT, Auburn
  • Casey Toohill, LB, Stanford

Howie Roseman and the Eagles had a very interesting draft. Their first-round pick addressed a need at WR, however it was surprising who they chose. With Denzel Mims, Justin Jefferson, and Tee Higgins on the board they decided roll with speedster Jalen Reagor instead. He is still plenty talented, ridiculously fast, and a big-time play maker, but there was a good shot he would have been on the board in the second round. Jalen Hurts will be a wonderful backup to Carson Wentz and perhaps a great trading piece in time, but that pick could have addressed some other needs. K’Von Wallace was a very underrated pick in my opnion and has thepotential to fill in for Malcolm Jenkins spots on that defense, and Prince Tega Wanogho can be one of the biggest steals of the draft when it is all said and done. Not a bad draft by the Eagles, but an intriguing one.

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