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Best Draft Picks of the NFC East

The NFC East is going to be competitive, and with the new additions through the draft it's going to make for an exciting season.

New York Giants Second-Round Pick: (DT) Dalvin TomlinsonAlabama Crimson Tide

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The New York Giants selected Alabama Crimson Tide star interior lineman Dalvin Tomlinson in the second-round of the 2017 NFL draft. 

 

After the departure of Johnathan Hankins, Tomlinson fits the bill nicely and will be proactive against the run. 

 

With Ezekiel Elliot facing off against the Giants defense twice per year, Tomlinson will be essential in shutting down the NFL's leading rusher.


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With brawn and brain both complimenting the defensive tackle, he will surely be utilized early and often.

 

Tomlinson will be forced to face off against Dallas on the first week of the regular season.

 

This will surely prove to be a test of his composure and skill. 

 

Dallas Cowboys First-Round Pick: (DE) Taco Charlton, Michigan Wolverines 

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Taco Charlton is what I like to call a "safe bet." Why? Well, he has improved his statistics every season at Michigan. 

 

Improving consistently every year is proof that his ceiling is high and that he can continue to grow with the right coaching. 

 

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Charlton exploded on to the scene in 2016, acquiring first-team All-Big Ten honors, managing 9.5 sacks and 13 tackles for a loss. 

 

Overall, the kid is an athletic freak, and lined up against a shaky Giants offensive line will prove to be a tough task. 

 

Washington Redskins: (DT) Jonathan Allen,Alabama Crimson Tide

 

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 Jonathan Allen is regarded as the best defender in the nation, on the best defense in 2016.

 

The fact that the Redskins were able to scoop him up with the 17th overall pick was downright outrageous.

 

He was a steal with the 17th pick, as he was predicted to go in the top 7.

 

Not only can the kid stuff the run but he can rush the passer from the interior. I'm predicting him to be the next Aaron Donald.

 

Allen racked up 69 tackles, 16 tackles for a loss and 10.5 sacks. Most edge rushers don't even record 10.5 sacks in a season, so, Allen's skills are clearly superior to most defensive tackles around the league. 

 

Again, another NFC East team ready to overwhelm the Giants lackluster offensive line. Allen will be the perfect fit to battle in the trenches against the New York Giants makeshift line. 

 

Philadelphia Eagles (DE) Derek BarnettTennessee Volunteers

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Great, another edge rusher. I'm starting to think that the NFC East teams are planning around making sure the Giants offensive line looks like a bunch of potatoes out there. 

 

The addition of Barnett is going to prove to be deadly for the Eagles, as he has all of the assets to become a premier pass rusher. 

 

The Tennessee product earned first-team All-SEC pick and firs-team All-American, racking up 18 tackles for a loss and 12 sacks. The man is a monster.

 

He is viscous with his hands, and can dominate offensive lineman with punches and power. If he lines up against Ereck Flowers, you can bet Flowers will become a bulb.

 

Despite the Eagles needing support in other areas, Barnett offers great value on the offensive line, and will immediately be a plug-and-play starter. 

 


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