Fixing The NFC East With @Dingas4
New York Giants
2017 Record: 3-13
4TH In NFC East
Defensive Line, Linebacker, Offensive Line, Quarterback, Runningback, Edge, Outside Linebacker
Team Outlook: While the Giants may stick with Eli Manning for another year, it doesn't change the fact that this team needs to find a successor for him. The signing of Nate Solder takes care of the left tackle spot, but what about the right side? What about guard? What about center? The trade of Jason Pierre-Paul creates an opening to pick an edge rusher early in the draft as well, runningback is another position that can't be ignored in the early rounds of this draft.
Round 1, Pick 2, 2nd Overall - Josh Rosen, QB, UCLA - If Giants don’t trade back this is the pick assuming Darnold goes to Cleveland. Rosen is the most NFL ready quarterback in the class and Eli is very close to the end.
Round 2, Pick 2, 34th Overall - Nick Chubb, RB, Georgia - The Giants are in desperate need of a running game, and Chubb is an immensely talented back with three down potential.
Round 3, Pick 2, 66th Overall - Frank Ragnow, C/G, Arkansas - Who couldn’t use a versatile player like Ragnow, he’s a center by trade but very capable of playing guard as well.
Round 3, Pick 5, 69th Overall - Arden Key, Edge, Louisiana State - Maybe the most gifted pass rusher of the draft class but unfortunately does has some off field concerns. Giants dealt JPP and Key can come in day one and replace some of that production at a fraction of the price.
Round 4 Pick 8, 108th Overall - Quentin Meeks, CB, Stanford - Giants need help nearly everywhere and you can never have enough quality athletic cornerbacks.
Round 5, Pick 02, 139th Overall - Sam Jones, OT, Arizona State - It’s the Giants last pick and they still need to address the tackle position. Jones is easily the best player available at this point.
2017 Record 7-9
3rd In NFC East
Position Needs: Cornerback, Linebacker, D-Line, Quarterback, Wide Receiver, Runingback.
Team Outlook: Washington needs to find a quality run stuffer along the interior defensive line. Finding an athletic linebacker to wear the green dot should be one of their top priorities as well. With the departure of Kendall Fuller and loss of Bashaud Breeland in free agency, adding a cornerback who can help right away is likely an early priority. The Redskins should also look for a QB to groom behind Alex Smith.
Round 1, Pick 13, 13th Overall - Denzel Ward, CB, Ohio State - Viewed as the best CB in the draft Ward will instantly upgrade the Redskins secondary. Breeland is gone and Ward can step right in.
Round 2, Pick 12, 44th Overall - Leighton Vander Esche, LB, Boise State - Skins may be dreaming big if they think he will still be available but if LVE is available they will sprint to the podium.
Round 4, Pick 09, 109th Overall - Nathan Sheppard, DL, Fort Hayes State - Probably my favorite player in the draft, Sheppard has some seriously heavy hands. Stock has been rising and may not be done rising just yet.
Round 5, Pick 05, 142nd Overall - Kalen Ballage, RB, Arizona State - The Redskins add value in the fifth round as Ballage is has all the tools to be a three down back but disappointed at times this season at Arizona State.
Round 5, Pick 26, 163rd Overall - Marvell Frazier, Edge, Missouri - Washington needs some help on the edge and Frazier can help out there, as he is a dynamic pass rusher.
Round 6, Pick 31, 205th Overall - Byron Pringle, WR, Kansas State - The talent is there, he easily has top 5 talent among wide receivers in this draft class but unfortunately the off field concerns are there as well.
Round 7, Pick 13, 231st Overall - Troy Apke, S, Penn State - Deion Sanders doesn’t know who Kevin Byard is but he quickly learnt who Apke was at the combine after a blistering 40 time.
Round 7, Pick 23, 241st Overall - Brian Allen, OT, Michigan State - Allen will add a little extra depth on the offensive line.
2017 Record 9-7
2nd In NFC East
Position Needs: Linebacker, Offensive-Line, Defensive-Line, Wide Receiver, Tightens, Guard.
Team Outlook: The cowboys should be looking to add a talented, athletic defensive tackle with pass rushing ability and should look to make this a priority. Despite the murmurs about Dez Bryant's future, it appears that he's staying put, at least temporarily, but Dallas still needs to add more weapons at receiver. Linebacker must be addressed as well and finding more help on the interior offensive line, specifically left guard, should be on the to do list.
Round 1, Pick 19, 19th Overall - Maurice Hurst, DT, Michigan - After not being allowed to participate at the combine due to medical concerns, Hurst has now been medically cleared. Dallas grabs him here before his stock gets any highier.
Round 2, Pick 18, 50th Overall - Christian Kirk, WR, Texas A&M - Its no secret the Cowboys are looking to add a top end receiver in the draft and right here perhaps they land the best one.
Round 3, Pick 17, 81st Overall - Donte Jackson, CB, Louisiana State - What’s not to love about Jackson , he can cover and he’s probably the best tackling corner in the draft.
Round 4, Pick 16, 116th Overall - Jeff Holland, Edge, Auburn - With the exception of Lawrence the Cowboys don’t have much of an Edge presence, cue the Jeff Holland pick.
Round 4, Pick 37, 137th Overall - Quin Blanding, SS, Virginia - Another big time tackler in the secondary for the Cowboys, add significant toughness in this year’s draft.
Round 5, Pick 34, 171st Overall - Jake Cichy, LB, Wisconsin - Cowboys put off selecting a linbacker until now, yet they add a player who can produce for them sooner rather than later.
Round 6, Pick 18, 192nd Overall - Riley Ferguson, QB, Memphis - Its getting later in the draft and if Ferguson is still available. Cowboys have to make this pick here as Prescott insurance.
Round 6, Pick 19, 193nd Overall - Will Clapp, G, Louisiana State - Adding to an already solid Offensive Line is never a bad idea.
Round 6, Pick 34, 208th Overall - Justin Lawler, Edge, SMU - Why not swing for the fences with the Lawler, an athletic freak who flashed at times.
Round 7, Pick 18, 236th Overall - Tegray Scales, LB, Indiana – Fingers crossed he is still able to be here and if he is, he is a no doubter pick.
2017 Record 13-3
1st In AFC West
Position Needs: Linebacker, Runningback, Tightend, Wide Receiver
Team Outlook: The Chiefs have shuffled the deck with their cornerbacks, but they should still be looking for a starting cornerback who can take the ball away, as well as looking for an upgrade at safety. There should be an additional focus on finding edge-rush talent. The re-signing of Jarvis Jenkins helps up front, but the Chiefs might still look for a plugger in the middle. They could always use added depth along the offensive line, too.
Round 1, Pick 32, 32nd Overall - Billy Price, G/C, Ohio State - Price suffered an unfortunate injury at the combine and will likely miss the 2018 season but the Eagles could grab perhaps the best interior lineman in the draft.
Round 4, Pick 30, 130th Overall - Josh Adams, RB, Notre Dame - The Eagles runningback room doesn’t exactly scare opponents so adding Josh Adams is a great addition here, to a respectable depth chart.
Round 4, Pick 32, 132nd Overall - Auden Tate, WR, Florida State - Tate is this drafts red zone cheat code. He’s a big receiver who uses his frame well and high points the ball. With Jeffery on one side and Tate on the other the Eagles may be an unstoppable force inside the 20.
Round 5, Pick 32, 169th Overall - Troy Fumagalli, TE, Wisconsin -The loss of Burton hurts but the Eagles replace him with Troy Fumagalli who can add many of the same things….but probably not a threat to throw a TD pass in the Super Bowl.
Round 6, Pick 32, 206th Overall - Jo-Jo Wicker, Edge, Arizona State - What do you do when you have the best and deepest front four in the NFL, well you continue to add to it.
Round 7, Pick 32, 250th Overall - Matt Pryor, OT, Texas Christian, - Strictly a depth pick up here you can never have too many quality pieces.