Originally Posted by Risen Star
After digesting it for a while I'd rank it like this....
1. Philadelphia - Love the Cox, Curry, Boykin and Washington selections.
2. Dallas - It might seem odd since I've lambasted our approach but I didn't think much of the other two teams. Crawford, Wilber and Coale are intriguing picks. Who the heck knows about Matt Johnson? A reach but maybe worth it with his skill set.
3. N.Y. Giants - People love to just assume they had a great draft. I don't see it. I love the Randle pick but not much else. Mosley's worth keeping an eye on.
4. Washington - This could be a turning point for the franchise if they're right on the QB. They also added a couple of nice OL late, but I just can't like a class that has cost you two future 1st rounders.
I think that is a pretty accurate analysis however I am not at all as high on Cox as many others are...I think he has a real problem with holding his ground and he seems a bit too passive at times to me... I am admittedly a homer and would probably give Dallas the edge but I can see the argument for Philly. All in all I believe all the teams helped themselves.
The Giants last year did not get much help from austin or prince due to injuries so they may be better than before just from having last years picks being able to play.
Washington has had a stout defense for a few years now but their offense has been less than stellar. I expect that to change now having RGIII allows shanny to run the backside boot that he loves so much and with RGIII's speed he could be lethal just running it and the stretch play 80% of the time... throw in a few pass plays to keep the safeties and corners honest and I can see a much improved team.
Philly looks beastly but I still am not sure their secondary problems are solved and the loss of a LT is always hard on a team..if they got those fixed they have to be the division favorites
Dallas is a team on the come..I think any team that plays Dallas has to bring their "A" game now or they won't have a chance to win.
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