NFC East Draft recap

Dallas, New York and Philly all selected Offensive linemen in the first round. Washington had to wait until round two to draft. Lets take a look at how the all did.

Dallas Cowboys

Dallas surprised many when they too Wisconsin center Travis Frederick. Many gave him a third round grade and seemed like a reach.

The Cowboys drafted tight end Gavin Escobar from San Diego State in the second. He’s got big size and his versatility could hit the field in year one. His fantasy value is very low unless Jason Witten goes down.

In the third Dallas took receiver Terrence Williams from Baylor. keeps tabs on Williams this preseason. Austin Miles has been a one year wonder and most of the attention will be on Dez Bryant. Williams could be a pleasant surprise. he provided many big plays last season in Waco.

The other pick in the third was safety JJ Wilcox from Georgia Southern.

BW Webb became a Cowboy in the fourth. He’s a small school product who could be a very solid nickel corner down the road. Webb was featured here before the draft .

In the fifth Jerry Jones took a shot on runningback Joseph Randle from Oklahoma State. Joseph will get a chance to play this season and should be drafted late in fantasy leagues. He can run and catch so he has value in PPR leagues. DeMarco Murray has had trouble staying healthy.

Dallas’s final pick was DeVonte Holloman a linebacker from South Carolina. The former safety has a good shot to make the team. He can help on special teams and passing downs.

New York Giants

The Giants Grabbed offensive tackle Justin Pugh in the first round. Pugh was highly praised during the draft process and could start at guard or right tackle. He has the ability to play on the left side also but short arms are the concern.

New York went defense in the next two rounds. Jonathan Hankins is a big tackle from Ohio state. He adds a massive body to the line and has starting potential this year.

DeMontre Moore went in the third. Once thought of as a high first round pick, Moore’s poor combine and character issues made him slide to the third. He has pass rushing ability and could help out down the road.

Former Syracuse quarterback Ryan Nassib was drafted in the fourth. This was a good landing spot for Nassib. he can sit and work on his throwing and mental aspect of the NFL and end up a quality signal caller down the road.

Cooper Taylor from Richmond came off the boards in the fifth round. Taylor is a transfer from Georgia Tech. A big safety who should help on special teams from the start and could find his way onto the field early.

Eric Herman from Ohio was a four-year starter. Herman will fight for a spot and could end up playing in a few years with the age of the line if he does make the team.

The final pick was Michael Cox, a runningback from UMASS. He transferred from Michigan and is a big back who may not make the roster. He has no value in fantasy leagues.

Philadelphia Eagles

The Eagles have had Offensive line issues for years. They hope to have taken a step forward by drafting Athletic tackle Lane Johnson from Oklahoma fourth overall.

In round two the eagles took Zach Ertz. He’s a tight end who can line up all over and catch passes. Someone to keep an eye on this year. He could end up having some fantasy value.

The rest of the Eagles draft was focused on defense. The only pick that wasn’t was Matt Barkley who will sit until Mike Vick gets hurt and Nick Foles throws 75 interceptions.

Washington Redskins

Without a first round pick, Washington took David Amerson in the second round. Amerson would have been a first round pick in 2012. This past season was a disaster for Amerson. getting beaten badly by receiver after receiver. Great pick if he returns to his form of two years ago. If not he’ll be out of the league sooner than later.
Jordan Reed went in the third and will be a short area target for RGIII to throw to. Reed could have value in PPR leagues this coming season. Put him on your watch list and keep track of him this preseason.
Philip Thomas from Fresno State was a steal in the fourth. He has solid size and all around game and could start this year.
The Redskins drafted the diminutive Chris Thompson in the fifth. Thompson is of the Darren Sproles type mould but has had serious injuries each of the last two seasons. I don’t expect him to make a big impact this year. Remember him in the future.
Also in the fifth, Brandon Jenkins from Florida was selected and has a chance to help out right away. He’s the type of player who makes plays without being noticed.
Bacarri Rambo went in the sixth, another guy with injury flags. He has a solid game and could be a bright spot for this draft. Reminds me of Brandon Meriweather.
Jawan Jamison was the last pick of Washington’s draft. Jamison came out after his sophomore year and draws comparisons to Ray Rice and Maurice Jones-Drew. Remember his name. It will be tough to get carries with Alfred Morris in front of him. But there’s always chances waiting and Jamison could be a steal. You could handcuff him to Morris in deep leagues with bigger benches.


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