We are about 6 weeks away from the 2019 NFL Draft. Below is a break down of the NFC East.
Dallas Cowboys, (10-6): The Cowboys were one of the best teams in the NFL during the 2nd half of the season. They go into the draft with three strengths.
They have a great running back in Ezekiel Elliott, a top tier wide receiver in Amari Cooper and two of the best linebackers in the game with Jaylon Smith and Leighton Vander Esch
The Cowboys could improve on their offensive line, defensive front and defensive backs. If Dallas wants to take this team to a championship level, they need to get a legitimate #2 Wide receiver. Adding TE, Jason Witten will help tremendously but they must get a WR who can catch 60 passes.
The Cowboys should be the favorite to win the NFC East again. Their future appears bright. All this is predicated on the development on Dak Prescott. I am not a fan of Jason Garrett but Jerry Jones loves him.
Philadelphia Eagles, (9-7): It has been a great two years of football in the City of Brotherly Love. In 2018 the Eagles defeated the New England Patriots to win their first Super Bowl in franchise history. In 2019, they were a fluke interception away from returning to the NFC Championship. As good as this team has been, they are now surrounded with controversy.
Super Bowl MVP, Nick Foles, is no longer on the roster and once again Carson Wentz will take over the reigns at the quarterback position. In 2016, Wentz started 13 games.
He compiled a record of 11-2.
He had 33 touchdowns and only 7 interceptions.
Wentz is a franchise quarterback and he will be a pro-bowl player for the next 5 to 7 years.
Tight End, Zach Ertz had 116 catches and 8 touchdown receptions. The Eagles have talented,”B-rated” players. This team needs to get younger on the defensive line and at the wide receiver position. Antonio Brown would be a great fit for the Eagles offense. This team should battle the Cowboys for the division title next year but they must get younger and more athletic.
Washington Redskins, (7-9): It was a miracle that the Redskins won 7 games last season. Their offensive finished 28th in total yards and 29th in points per game. Quarterback Alex Smith is guaranteed $71 million. He won’t play next year. Signing Smith was a colossal mistake and they will be looking to rent a quarterback for 1 year before Smith can comeback.
Defensively, the Skins showed potential. They finished 15th in points per game. This team needs to add speed and playmakers at the skill position. Tight End, Jordan Reed led the team with 54 catches but only played in 13 games. This team will be lucky to win 6 games next season.
New York Giants, (5-11): The Giants have two of the top play makers in the NFL. Shaquon Barkley rushed for 1,307 yards, caught 91 catches and had 15 total touchdowns. Odell Beckham Jr. had 77 catches and 6 touchdowns in 12 games. The Giants have talent, but they need a franchise quarterback. Eli Manning is slow, his arm has gotten weaker and it is time to move away from him. The Giants need help on both sides of the ball too. They need to draft and acquire offensive lineman and get some impact players on defense.
The Giants can compete for a playoff spot next year.
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