Updated Mock Draft for NFC East-Three Rounds
1.4 Eric Fisher, OT, Central Michigan
2.3 E.J. Manuel, QB, Florida St.
3.5 Johnathan Jenkins, NT, Georgia
The Eagles have a number of needs while installing a new offense and 3-4 defense. Whatever they do at QB, they are going to have to address who is protecting him. If they did go defense, they would have a ton of talent to choose from at this position to help the transition. It’s tough to pass on Fisher though since he is considered the top tackle in the draft by some teams. Chip Kelly recruited E. J. Manuel out of high school, now he gets to choose where he plays. The Jenkins thing…crazy, I know. DT is so deep it is hard to find a spot for all of them. This is the farthest he has fallen and the Eagles get the value this time around.
1.18 Kenny Vaccaro, S, Texas
2.15 Kawann Short, DT, Purdue
3.18 Barrett Jones, OG, Alabama
The Cowboys are making a switch on defense to a 4-3. Vaccaro has not been available for many updates, but he returns this time around. The Cowboys would love to have him while they make their transition. Like Jenkins to the Eagles, the Cowboys would have trouble passing on the value of Short. This is the latest we have had him going in some time, usually in the later first round. Taking Barrett Jones would add to the need on the interior line.
New York Giants:
1.19 Bjoern Werner, DE, Florida State
2.17 Terron Armstead, OT, Arkansas -Pine Bluff
3.19 Darrius Slay, CB, Mississippi State
This is the fourth update we have had Werner here. His talent suggests he should go higher, but as the picks fall, he continues to fall to the Giants. We know they are not afraid to take a pass rusher, especially when it is a need and a top player available. Some would argue it isn’t a need given the talent they already have, but having a rotation has served the Giants well at DE. Armstead is projected to be a left tackle but can play right with Beatty resigned.
2.19 Phillip Thomas, S, Fresno State
3.23 Aaron Dobson, WR, Marshall
The Redskins are watching their first round pick rehab in super fashion. RGIII’s performance in his rookie campaign has the skins feeling little pain for not having a first rounder this year. Safety is a big need for the Skins and Thomas would make a nice fit. He led college football in INTs in 2012. While WR is not a huge need, the Skins have to prepare for Santana Moss to eventually age out. Dobson is a big target to team with Pierre Garcon.
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