NFL Offseason

Biggest Needs: NFC East

Cowboys: S, TE, DL
The Cowboys safety position is very muddled at the moment with Jeff Heath and Xavier Woods running the position.The addition of a star rangy free safety the Cowboys could really solidify their secondary. The Cowboys could look into free agency to find a perfect player to fit their system. A player to watch would be Earl Thomas, who looks to become a free agent after the season. Earl Thomas and the Cowboys have shown interest in each other for a while now and is one of the worst-kept secrets in the league. Another big need for the Cowboys would be tight end as free agency isn’t super fruitful for this position the draft seems to be the way to go, with top options such as Noah Fant and Irv Smith Jr the Cowboys could look to replace what they had in Jason Witten. For the Cowboys defense to take their talents the next level they should look towards the draft to acquire a young stud from this very deep defensive line class players that would fit the bill are Jeffrey Simmons, dre’mont Jones, and Jerry Tillery.
Eagles: CB, LB, EDGE
After the Eagles faced injury to their secondary their defense was left helpless with young players getting their first NFL experience the Eagles we’re forced to rely on just their pass rush to effectively stop opposing offenses. Drafting a young defensive back that can be plug-and-play from day one should help the Eagles to reload a playoff team that will get its starting quarterback back. the Eagles could use help at the linebacker position as well with aging players such as Nigel Bradham and Jordan Hicks the Eagles need to look for an answer for the future a prospect to watch in this year’s draft will be Wisconsin linebacker TJ Edwards. The Eagles are looking to move forward from Brandon Graham after this year, leaving them with Michael Bennett as the only real threat on the edge. Adding an edge rusher would help to cover some of the needs of the secondary as the quarterback will not have as much time to dissect a weaker defensive backfield. A player to watch in this year’s draft would be Zach Allen from Boston College or Montez Sweat from Mississippi State these two have the size to play in the NFL and the skill to play right away.
Redskins: QB, G, DB
The Redskins saw their playoff hopeful season spiral out of control after starting quarterback Alex Smith went down with a leg injury and with his football future up in the air the Redskins should look to improve on that position for the present and the future. The Redskins could look to go two ways about upgrading the position while Jay Gruden may not want to trust in what could be his last year as a coach for the Redskins, they could look to free agency for an experienced veteran that will help them win now, but the ladder is choosing a rookie quarterback that can be the face of the franchise and help them win in later seasons. in free agency the Redskins could look to sign Teddy Bridgewater who is relatively still young or they could look to the draft and take Duke quarterback Daniel Jones or Missouri quarterback Drew lock. The Redskins have needed a left guard since the end of the original hog days. the position has been held down by Shawn Lauvao well he hasn’t been the worst option in the world the Redskins definitely need to upgrade and solidify what could be a top-10 offensive line in the league without injury. the Redskins should look to upgrade this position through the draft as players such as Chris Lindstrom and Ross Pierschbacher have held their own against NFL talent at the college level. the Redskins front office received a lot of backlash after releasing a fan favorite DJ swearinger after he made comments about the coaching and the players. This left the Redskins scrambling to find out what will happen with their back end, the Redskins should look to upgrade the safety position through the draft with players such as Nasir Adderley from Delaware or Deonte Thompson from Alabama. The Redskins should also look to keep HaHa Clinton-Dix to a one-year deal and let him try and prove himself as he did not perform as well as expected in the last eight games of the season.
Giants: OL, LB, QB
It’s no secret across the league that the Giants need to upgrade at the quarterback position as Hall of Fame quarterback Eli Manning it’s starting to descend from one of the better players into the league to a very average Quarterback. With the 6th pick in the draft the Giants are in Prime position to get one of the best quarterbacks in the class which would be Dwayne Haskins or Kyler Murray if he’s so declares to play football. While the Giants have said in the past that they would like to have Eli back his play does not show why he should be back as the starting quarterback in 2019, Eli is certainly is better than a backup in the league he cannot be asked to sit behind a bad offense of line and take sacks on every drive. having Saquon Barkley on the team definitely would help the transition for a young rookie quarterback to take over the reins in 2019 as he’ll have a running game to support him and he will not have to throw the ball 40 + times a game. adding a young linebacker that can run sideline to sideline with help the Giants be able to stop the run and could even help in passing situations.the Giants will find this position in the draft with players such as Te´von Coney and Tre Lamar.The Giants added to their offensive line with Nate Soldier and rookie Will Hernandez these two pieces performed adequately for the Giants in 2018, but the offensive line is still a problem for the Giants as they move on into next season the Giants need to aggressively try and upgrade the position whether it be in the draft or free agency the Giants need to find players that will help protect the quarterback in 2019 and open holes for saquon next season. In free agency the Giants could look to add tackle Daryll Williams, who could potentially hit free agency this season, and in the draft the Giants could look to take Dalton Risner or Andre Dillard.

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