The 2021 NFL Draft presents a singular run when issues within the first spherical hit double-digits because the Dallas Cowboys, New York Giants, and Philadelphia Eagles all choose back-to-back-to-back.
In fact this was solely made attainable by the Eagles buying and selling again with the Miami Dolphins from quantity six to 12 total, however it should make for an attention-grabbing half hour as soon as the Denver Broncos move the torch off to America’s Staff.
As this example is actually not a norm it demanded dialogue which is what myself and Bleeding Inexperienced Nation’s Brandon Lee Gowton did on the most recent episode of the NFC East Mixtape which you’ll hear on each BTB and BGN’s podcast feeds. Subscribe to the Running a blog The Boys podcast community on Apple units proper right here or on Spotify proper right here.
Among the many issues we mentioned had been what we want to see every crew inside the division do that may profit our favourite groups probably the most. So from the angle of Dallas Cowboys followers what’s the very best method that issues may shake out throughout the draft for the NFC East?
What is especially enjoyable (though terrifying in a single sense) is that the Cowboys have the primary selection amongst themselves, New York, and Philly. They’ll decide the best way that this all shakes out which additionally implies that they could have the burden of a mistake hovering round them for a very long time.
It’s straightforward to select among the worst attainable gamers on this draft and say that we wish to see them land within the division, however we’re additionally attempting to be actual right here and inject a big sense of practicality.
Philadelphia reportedly “loves” Michigan edge rusher Kwity Paye which appears like the absolute best choose for them so far as the Cowboys are involved.
The Eagles are a first-rate touchdown spot for one of many elite receivers within the draft like Jaylen Waddle or DeVonta Smith, so watching them dedicate a choose within the prime half to somebody aside from them would really feel like a step backwards for our bitter rivals.
New York Giants
The unlucky actuality of each the Eagles and Giants drafting proper behind the Cowboys is that they’re all within the prime 12 and subsequently extraordinarily prone to stroll away with a soccer participant that’s actually good. We’re in search of the least of all good choices right here.
Like Philadelphia, it is vitally attainable that New York takes somebody like Waddle, and in the event that they do, their offense could possibly be heading in the right direction ahead (all pending Daniel Jones enhancing). If we wish to see them deal with something it needs to be someplace at a much less imposing place just like the offensive line, say with the collection of somebody like Alijah Vera-Tucker.
It needs to be talked about that somebody like Micah Parsons could be a beautiful choose to see New York or Philadelphia make as it could really feel like a large attain. Let’s hope it occurs.
Washington Soccer Staff
The reigning division champions clearly have the final choose of all 4 groups within the first spherical and will likely be making their selection at quantity 19 total.
It goes with out saying that the worst case situation right here would contain one of many quarterbacks – particularly say Justin Fields – falling all the best way to Washington or in a lot nearer vary for them to commerce up and take him. The identical goes for Trey Lance.
Washington’s protection performed very effectively final season, however defensive power is among the tougher issues for NFL groups to keep up 12 months over 12 months. Even when they do, it could be nice to see them proceed to flounder at an important place within the sport at quarterback, with all due respect to Ryan Fitzpatrick, he isn’t precisely going to be a big difference-maker for them in 2021.
Maybe somebody like Christian Darrisaw is the most effective choice for Washington. Once more, no matter participant they choose goes to make them higher, however this is able to preserve them considerably stagnant which is what we wish to see.