The Eagles have arguably the best-constructed roster in the NFL, led by a quarterback performing at a very high level on his rookie contract. They have a great chance to make another run at the Super Bowl this year, but who knows what’ll happen. Some of the other squads in the NFC East are looking to follow their same model, but will it work? Only time will tell.
New York Giants
Saquon Barkley was arguably the best player in the draft, and he should help prolong Eli Manning’s career by taking 20-25 carries per game. You could also put him in this spot very easily. But, the Giants offensive line was terrible last year. They gave up 34 sacks and were only able to muster 1500 yards on the ground through all of 2017.
Hernandez will help change that, as he is an excellent run blocker and can hold his own in pass protection. He will be best utilized as a pulling guard who leads the way for Barkley. Hernandez might be the biggest reason that Barkley wins Rookie of the Year. If you’re watching the Giants this year, keep an eye on the man in the neck roll.
The second round tight end from South Dakota State is going to fit right in with the Eagles offense. He’s a great pass catcher and proficient route runner and will be another big target for Carson Wentz. Brent Celek is old, and Trey Burton has moved on to the Chicago Bears, so Goedert will probably see the field early and often.
The Eagles don’t have a lot of holes on their roster, but Goedert might make the biggest impact of any rookie. Keep an eye on second-year cornerback Sidney Jones, who the Eagles stole in the second round of last year’s draft. Some scouts had him ranked as the best cornerback in last year’s class, and he’ll definitely see the field a lot more in year two.
Arguably the biggest steal of the entire draft, the Redskins found a bell cow back who can truly carry the load. He is already the most talented back on the roster, and might even be the Week One starter.
Some concerns from his combine interview forced his stock to slide into round two, but Washington needed a running back and got the second best one in the class. He can catch the ball out of the backfield and has a rare combination of power and speed that could lead to being a star in the NFL for a long time.
This was an awesome pick for the Cowboys. Not only did they pick a Texas product, who was able to walk across the stage at the draft at home in Dallas, but they picked an excellent offensive lineman who can play tackle or guard at the next level.
Williams is projected to start at left guard and would be a much better option than Byron Bell or Chaz Green at left tackle if Tyron Smith gets hurt again. Some teams had Williams rated as a first-round prospect, and the Cowboys stole him to add to an offensive line that is arguably already the best in the league. Williams should adjust to playing guard quite easily, and be a great addition to the Cowboy line.