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NFC East draft truths revealed

Posted on: May 2, 2011 11:15 pm

Posted by Andy Benoit

One of the best things about the draft is that from it we can find out what teams really think about their current players. Excluding examples of teams filling obvious needs, here are some of the more revealing draft picks from 2011, with a quick blurb of what the team was really saying by making this pick.

Dallas Cowboys

1st round, Tyron Smith, OT, USC
Many believe this pick means that our left tackle Doug Free will move to the right side. That could be. But we can cross that bridge later. Right now, we’re just glad to have an upgrade over slow-footed right tackle Marc Colombo.
3rd round, DeMarco Murray, RB, OklahomaP. Amukamara (US Presswire)
The rumors about Marion Barber being on the way out are true.
New York Giants

1st round, Prince Amukamara, CB, Nebraska
We are tired of waiting on Aaron Ross to polish up and stay healthy.
2nd round, Marvin Austin, DT, North Carolina
Does RFA Barry Cofield want to play hardball for a long-term contract now?
3rd round, Jerrel Jernigan, WR, Troy
OK! OK! Sinorice Moss was a bust.
6th round, Tyler Sash, SS, Iowa
We haven’t been pleased with the play of Michael Johnson the past few years. Now, thanks to one of the highest rated safeties in the draft falling clear down to Round 6, we can do something about it.
Philadelphia Eagles

2nd round, Jaiquawn Jarrett, FS, Temple
Free agent Quintin Mikell might not be back after all. We historically get rid of defensive players a little too early rather than risk holding them a little too late. Mikell will be 31 in September.
3rd round, Curtis Marsh, CB, Utah State
We need some competition for starting corner Dmitri Patterson.
4th round, Alex Henery, K, Nebraska
We gave David Akers a transition player tag because we don’t want him here past 2011 (if that).
Washington Redskins

1st round, Ryan Kerrigan, OLB, Purdue
We don’t like Andre Carter (he’s a free agent anyway). And we acknowledge that Lorenzo Alexander is a versatile role player, not a starter.
Check back throughout the week for other division’s Draft Truths Revealed. To see all Draft Truths Revealed, click the “Draft Truths” tag.

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Posted on: May 13, 2011 6:36 pm

NFC East draft truths revealed

Yes dallas had poor secondary "results" last year. Maybe Jerry Jones decided not to be naive and rebuild the secondary during the draft. Jenkins was being a head case last year and he will turn it around. He was a ProBowler the year before after all. I was skeptical at first but i believe the re-building came last year when Phillips was let go. Dallas is an excellent team with a lot of woes last year. Did you see their schedule for christ sakes?!?!  They started snow balling early and the final blow was Romo going down. After that you could see, everyone just lost confidence. We shall see when this season actually starts what statement they made during the draft. It was a realistic draft. They already have the talent. And anybody who says they don't is full of it. Did you forget that they were the favorite to win the Super Bowl? Where were these concerns last year before the season started? I like that Jerry Jones didn't get all excited and make a big push for personell change just yet. In my opinion, there isn't much wrong. We just need a fresh start. Namdi wouldn't be too bad though;).

Since: Jun 20, 2009
Posted on: May 4, 2011 1:22 pm

NFC East draft truths revealed

Really?  The only thing you learned about the Redskins was that they don't like Andre Carter?  Anyone could have told you that months ago, we ALL knew he was gone.  No mention of the Redskins' multiple trades?  No mention of them passing on Gabbert at 10?  No mention of either of the RBs that we drafted? Thanks for skipping over my team, idiot.

Since: Aug 9, 2009
Posted on: May 3, 2011 9:39 am

NFC East draft truths revealed

The Giants did an excellent job drafting this year. The addition of a solid corner will surely help them in the division that has many deep threats at WR (miles austin, dez bryant, deshawn jackson, jeremy maclin, santana moss). Plus they added a monster at DT in Austin that was a steal in the second round. Dallas however did little to improve the 28th ranked pass defense. They will still suffer from the woes that have haunted them since Darren Woodson retired. They will still put up alot of points but the lack of talent in there secondary will have them losing alot of games 35-31. The eagles added depth to a young talented team that had a few small holes to fill. And Mike Shanahan and the redskins continue to rebuild and try to add some protection up front for who ever will be taking the snaps in Washington. This division is one of the hardest to play in year in and year out and as of lately it has been anyones to take. Smart money says to bet on the eagles to win it again but you just never know what the Gmen are gonna do and with Romo healthy again in Big D it should come down to the last week of the season as usual.

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