• Matt Oehl

TDA NFC East Draft Grades

Dallas Cowboys: B+

The Dallas Cowboys had a good draft in my opinion. They landed arguably the best defensive player in this class in Micah Parsons. Parsons is a sideline to sideline linebacker who is a freak athlete with a fantastic ability to rush the passer in obvious passing situations. They spent their 2nd round choice on Kelvin Joseph, cornerback out of Kentucky. He is a long, athletic corner who had arguably the best tape against Devonta Smith out of any corner in the country. Another pick that I liked from the Cowboys was another linebacker in Jabril Cox out of LSU. Jabril is an extremely long, athletic backer who is excellent in pass coverage. He is a modern day NFL defender who is a safety/linebacker hybrid.

New York Giants: B-

The Giants draft confused me a little. They missed out on the top wide receivers so they decided to trade back with the Bears for pick 20. I loved that moved and the capital they were able to get back in return but the pick at 20 is what confused me. Kadarius Toney is an excellent prospect who I really liked, but the Giants biggest need was edge rusher and Kwity Paye was sitting there waiting to be drafted. The Giants addressed the edge in the 2nd round in Azeez Ojulari who is a smaller, speed rusher out of Georgia. I liked this pick as far as value goes. Lastly, Aaron Robinson was a great pick. The Giants didn't need a corner but you can never have too many man to man cover corners in the NFL and Robinson is exactly that.

Philadelphia Eagles: B+

The Eagles finally landed their number one receiver in Devonta Smith. Smith is an elite route runner who is amazing at just getting open. Jalen Hurts needs to thank the front office for trading up to make sure Smith became an Eagle. Landon Dickerson is a good prospect, but he comes with a ton of injuries concerns but if he can stay healthy he should be a good pick for the Eagles. One of my favorite prospects in this draft was Kenneth Gainwell and he fell all the way to the 5th round. Gainwell is an excellent receiving back with the upside of being able to play a Kamara like role in the Eagles offense where he only needs 10-15 touches a game to make a real difference.

Washington Football Team: B

Washington missed out on the top quarterbacks in this class so they decided to go help out the strongest part of their team in the front 7. Jamin Davis is going to be a tackle machine behind that defensive line, with his ability to make plays all over the field he could be a sleeper defensive rookie of the year pick. Samuel Cosmi could play on the right side, I didn't love him on film but offensive line depth is never a bad thing. Dyami Brown was a fantastic pick. He compliments Terry McLaurin and Curtis Samuel very well and who ever is under center has options in the passing game now.

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