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The NFC East is split between the Cowboys and Eagles with legitimate aspirations of making a run at a superbowl and the Commanders and Giants who are still a number of key pieces away from competing. This year's draft will be crucial for all four NFC East teams as they look to move their franchise forward.


CB - Darius Slay and James Bradbury are joined by CJ Gardner Johnson who could help out in the slot. The Eagles finished last season with the second-most passing yards allowed in the entire league and managed only 9 interceptions on the year (7th fewest). Philadelphia should be looking to add young talent to the secondary after they gave up 337 yards and 3 touchdowns in a playoff loss against Tampa Bay.

Draft Fit: Cooper DeJean, CB, Iowa, 1st round.
Cooper Dejean would give the Eagles a versatile chess piece in the secondary that can cover on the perimeter or from the slot.

WR - AJ Brown and Devonta Smith are a dynamic one-two punch at wide receiver for the Jalen Hurts to get the ball to. But in terms of depth, the Eagles need to fill out the wide receiver room.

Draft fit: Roman Wilson, WR, Michigan, 2nd round.
Wilson could get snaps in Philadelphia in the slot as a rookie. He has speed and quickness in his routes to separate from coverage and give Jalen Hurts easy completions.

IOL - The retirement of longtime star center Jason Kelce leaves an opening on the interior of the offensive line. Cam Jurgens is likely to move over to the center spot, if that happens the Eagles would do well to add another lineman to bolster the guard position.

Draft fit, Mason McCormick, G, South Dakota State, 2nd round.
A big, physical and aggressive player, McCormick can play as a guard or center at the next level. He received rave reviews from the Shrine Bowl, he won't make it to day three of the draft and would be a nice fit as a powerful mauler in Philadelphia.


Offensive Line - The Cowboy's front 5 is in need of reinforcement after losing Tyron Smith and Tyler Biadasz. Zach Martin and Tyler Smith remain in place at left and right guard. A starting center and left tackle are both major needs.

Draft fit: Jackson Powers-Johnson, C, Oregon 1st round.
Powers-Johnson is a powerful center that can anchor and move defenders in the run game. He also has the capacity to get to the second level to clock linebackers and safeties. JPP would be a plug-and-play starter for the Cowboys.

WR - Ceedee Lamb is an elite option that can win out wide or from the slot. But, Brandin Cooks is on the wrong side of 30 and Jalen Tolbert is yet to make any impact. The Cowboys could help Dak Prescott follow up on an MVP-level season by adding young talent to replace Michael Gallup and Jalen Tolbert. The draft is deep this year at receiver, so Dallas will have the opportunity to address the position on day 2 and 3

Draft fit: Malachi Corley, WR, Western Kentucky, 3rd round.
Corley’s film showcases a fantastic ability to create yards after the catch and could be on the board for the Cowboys in the third round. Corley is raw in terms of route running and release technique and needs to develop to maximize his potential. Despite this, Corley would give Dak Prescott a dynamic weapon to complement Lamb and Cooks.

RB - Dallas has Rico Dowdle (96 career carries) currently at the top of the depth chart at running back. The best value for running backs in the 2024 draft looks like it will come off the board in round three and later. The Cowboys need to find at least one young back that can come in and contribute as a rookie.

Draft fit: Ray Davis, RB, Kentucky, 5th round.
Davis has an all-purpose skill set that would give Dallas a patient runner with soft hands as a receiver who could become a starting back. The only problem is that he may already be off the board by the time the Cowboys pick in the fifth round.


WR - The Giants were held to 170 passing yards per game last season. Whether it's Daniel Jones, Drew Lock or a rookie under center the wide receiver room desperately needs an injection of playmaking ability.

Draft fit: Malik Nabers, WR, LSU, 1st round.
Nabers would give the Giants passing game much-needed juice with elite speed and after-the-catch playmaking ability.

CB - 2023 25th pick Deonte Banks needs to make a step up in his second year. But in any case, the Giants secondary needs an influx of talent to round out the depth chart.

Draft fit: TJ Tampa, CB, Iowa State, 2nd round.
Tampa is a tall outside corner with long arms. Plays a physical style with a willingness to thump ball carriers in the run game. Can play press on the line, but might be a better zone coverage guy in the NFL.

QB - Daniel Jones is a player that may split opinions. Though he led the Giants to a playoff run in 2022, his production has regressed since getting a contract extension. The front office will have a big call to make with the sixth pick in the draft.

Draft fit: Drake Maye, QB, North Carolina, 1st round.
He might not be on the board, but in the scenario that Drake Maye falls to six he would give the Giants a high upside player with physical tools that compare closely to Justin Herbert and Jordan Love. Maye could sit behind Jones until he is ready, similar to Jordan Love in Green Bay.


Quarterback - The new regime of coaches and GM Adam Peters are set to plant their flag on QB with a second overall pick. Sam Howell, former day 3 pick, was shipped out to the Seahawks in a trade and Marcus Mariota signed to serve as a backup option. Washington has been without anything resembling a franchise quarterback since Kirk Cousins left the team. The success of the franchise moving forward will hinge on hitting on a passer at 2 overall.

Draft Fit: Jayden Daniels QB, LSU, 1st round.
Daniels would give Kingsbury an ideal dual-threat quarterback with enough starts at the college level to be ready to start right away.

Offensive Line - In the 2023 regular season the Commanders allowed a total of 65 sacks, which was tied for second most in the league with Carolina. New OC Kingsbury’s air raid influenced scheme may help to hide some of the deficiency in pass protection by getting the ball out quickly. The signing of Tyler Biadasz and former second-round pick Sam Cosmi are solid veterans on the interior. But more will be needed, especially at tackle, to protect a rookie signal caller in 2024.

Draft Fit: Jordan Morgan, LT, Arizona, 2nd round.
Morgan is a polished tackle with patient hands. Some teams may be lower on him due to his shorter arms, but early in the second round Morgan would be a great value pick who could be a starting left tackle for Washington.

CB - After finishing bottom of the league in passing yards allowed last season saw Kendall Fuller and Kamren Curl both leave in free agency. Washington will hope that Emanual Forbes can make a step up following an up-and-down rookie year. But in any case the commanders need to add more talent to the secondary.

Draft fit: Enis Rakestraw, CB, Missouri, 2nd round.
Rakestraw lacks the elite size and athletic traits to be considered among the 1st round corners. Nevertheless, on film Rakestraw shows solid zone coverage and the willingness to tackle and wrap up ball carriers on the perimeter.