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NFL Draft Review: NFC East

Gabe Salgado

 

Part two of our NFL Draft review sends us to the NFC East. A division which can change at the drop of a dime, and the draft can play a part in that change. The players selected by this division could be different makers this season. Here’s a look at the best draft picks for the NFC East….

 

Dallas Cowboys:

Best Draft Pick: Connecticut cornerback Byron Jones (1st Round)

Why:  Jones was one of the best cover corners available in this year’s draft. The Cowboys have had a weakness at the corner position since losing Terrance Newman after the 2011 season. Jones gives them an instant upgrade.

Outlook: Expect Jones to start this season.

 

Philadelphia Eagles:

Best Draft Pick: Southern California wide receiver Nelson Agholor (1st Round)

Why: Losing Jeremy Maclin was a major loss for the Eagles offense. Grabbing Agholor should offset Maclin’s loss.

Outlook: Agholor should make an interesting fit in Chip Kelly’s offense.

 

 

New York Giants:

Best Draft Pick: Alabama Safety Landon Collins (2nd Round)

Why:  After losing Antrell Rolle in free agency the Giants needed to replace him with someone who could make an immediate impact at the position. Collins, the best safety in the 2015 draft, will do just that for the “G-Men”.

Outlook: Barring any unforeseen circumstances, Collins should start for the Giants defense this season.

 

 

Washington:

Best Draft Pick: Iowa offensive guard Brandon Scherff (1st Round)

Why: Washington struggled in both run blocking and pass protection last season. Scherff was the best offensive lineman in the draft this year, and with his size -6’5”, 319- there is the belief that Scherff can be moved over to offensive tackle. Either way, expect the front line for D.C. to see significant improvement.

Outlook: Scherff has the potential to be the Offensive Rookie of the Year.

Part three will review the draft selections for the AFC South. Follow me on Twitter @GabeSalgado82.

 

 



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