2006 Draft Results: NFC East

The Colts will battle all four teams from the NFC East in 2006. Find out how those teams did in the NFL Draft in filling gaps and upgrading talent with this analysis from our draft experts at TFY Draft Preview!

Dallas Cowboys

The Cowboys came into the draft process looking to solidify the defensive front seven while also adding a few pass catchers. They accomplished both getting solid value. Bobby Carpenter was a late riser up draft boards and a good fit for the team. Depending on how you read his medical report tight end Anthony Fasano would be considered either a bargain at pick #53 or a major risk. Several teams removed Fasano from their draft boards because of a back injury. Jason Hatcher is a good fit for the Dallas defensive system yet a reach in round three. Pat Watkins and Montavious Stanley were great value in the late rounds. Stanley fell after injury concerns.

The Cowboys made several trades throughout the seven rounds which were quality moves. In moving from the 80th pick of round three to the 92nd selection of that frame, the team acquired another choice in round four which they used to select Skyler Green. The following frame they gave away a pick late in round six to move up twelve spots in the fifth frame then selected Watkins.

Rd

Sel#

Player

Pos.

School

1

18

Bobby Carpenter

OLB

Ohio State

2

53

Anthony Fasano

TE

Notre Dame

3

92

Jason Hatcher

DE

Grambling St

4

125

Skyler Green

WR

Louisiana St

5

138

Pat Watkins

FS

Florida St

6

182

Montavious Stanley

DT

Louisville

7

211

Pat McQuistan

G

Weber St

7

224

E.J. Whitley

C

Texas Tech

Philadelphia Eagles

The Eagles came into the draft with definite needs on both lines of scrimmage and left the weekend filling most of them. Brodrick Bunkley is similar to Mike Patterson, last year's first round choice, in that he's explosive, quick yet undersized. The Eagles will have an intense, yet small, starting pair on the inside of their defensive line. Winston Justice physically compares to just about any offensive linemen available in this draft. His versatility to play either tackle spot is also attractive. His immaturity and character issues are worrisome. Yet the fact he'll be learning behind a veteran and practicing with an accomplished offensive line made this a good pick for both team and player. The same can be said for Max Jean-Gilles, who dropped because of weight concerns. Jean-Gilles could find a starting spot at guard if he commits to off-season conditioning. Chris Gocong was a mild reach in our opinion yet his playing style and body type fit the Eagles scheme, who'll use him as a rush linebacker. Jason Avant is another good fit as the big-bodied wide out and will be a solid red-zone target for the team. Omar Gaither could make the roster as a fifth linebacker.  Jeremy Bloom was a reach in round five but should make for some good conversation.

Philadelphia gave away a fourth round choice in order to move up six spots in round two and select Justice. Considering the awesome upside potential of the big tackle it was well worth it. They then gave away a pick in the middle of round seven to slide up five slots in the third and select Gocong; again, little risk involved there. Hollis Thomas was expendable after the selection of Bunkley and helped the team move into a position to select Jean-Gillis. Again, considering the guard's upside it was worth taking the risk.

Rd

Sel#

Player

Pos.

School

1

14

Brodrick Bunkley

DT

Florida State

2

39

Winston Justice

OT

USC

3

71

Chris Gocong

DE

Cal-Poly

4

99

Max Jean-Gilles

G

Georgia

4

109

Jason Avant

WR

Michigan

5

147

Jeremy Bloom

WR

Colorado

5

168

Omar Gaither

OLB

Tennessee

6

204

La Juan Ramsey

DT

USC


Washington Redskins

The Skins came into the draft's first day with just a single pick and Washington was expecting little impact. Roger McIntosh, taken a little early in round two, has the physical tools to start in the NFL if he remains healthy and learns an NFL playbook. Both big "ifs". Injuries have also been a concern for Anthony Montgomery, a pocket pusher on the defensive line who could also be tried at offensive tackle. He was worth the risk of a fifth round selection. Kedric Golston offers rotational possibilities up front while Kevin Simon can also play in the NFL if he gets back to the level he was at before the devastating knee injury of 2004. Both were solid choices and the Skins deserve credit for taking a chance on Simon.

The Redskins wanted McIntosh a great and gave away a sixth round pick in this year's draft and a choice in the second frame during the '07 draft to move up almost twenty slots. While we may disagree on the player selected, with a year's playing experience in the league, McIntosh is more valuable now then the possibility of an unknown prospect in twelve months.

Rd

Sel#

Player

Pos.

School

2

35

Roger McIntosh

OLB

Miami (Fla.)

5

153

Anthony Montgomery

DT

Minnesota

6

173

Reed Doughty

S

Northern Colorado

6

196

Kedric Golston

DT

Georgia

7

230

Kili Lefotu

G

Arizona

7

250

Kevin Simon

ILB

Tennessee

New York Giants

Ernie Acorsi and the Giants quite possibly had one of the most underrated draft's last weekend. They combined solid trades with the best players available and came away with a lot of quality prospects. At the top of his game Mathias Kiwinuka is a dominant defensive end. Hence using the final pick of round one on a player who was injured most of his senior campaign could turn into one of the draft's best bargains. Not far behind was selecting Sinorice Moss, the fastest receiver in this draft and a developing player. Gerris Wilkinson and Barry Coefield are both excellent long term prospects who will rotate into the line-up as rookies. Each has the ability to be used at several different defensive line and linebacker spots respectively. Both were terrific value where they were picked. Guy Whimper is a practice squad player who could develop into a starter with more experience.

In trading down seven slots during the first frame the Giants acquired a third round choice which they used to select Wilkinson. In the end the team came away with a pair of terrific prospects at the 32nd and 96th selections. In moving up twelve spots in round two to secure Moss the team gave away a late third round choice, well worth the investment.

Rd

Sel#

Player

Pos.

School

1

32

Mathias Kiwanuka

DE

Boston College

2

44

Sinorice Moss

WR

Miami (Fla.)

3

96

Gerris Wilkinson

ILB

Georgia Tech

4

124

Barry Cofield

DT

Northwestern

4

129

Guy Whimper

OT

East Carolina

5

158

Charlie Peprah

SS

Alabama

7

232

Gerrick McPhearson

CB

Maryland

 


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