NFC East 2011 NFL Draft Roundup

Players view of the draft. (via @si_vault)

So, the Redskins added a MUCH needed pass-rusher to their defense. What did our NFC East foes do?

Cowboys - #9 - Tyron Smith 

For the first time in 30 years, the Cowboys used their 1st-round pick on an offensive lineman: Tyron SmithRight Tackle Marc Columbo is basically a battered blob. Coaches have already said Tyron will take the LT spot and they will move Doug Free to the right side. Based on their comments thread, I couldn't find one fan that disliked the pick.

Eagles - #23 - Danny Watkins

The Eagles drafted Danny Watkins, a firefighting Guard who will be protecting Michael Vick's blind side. Eagles fans seem to be split on the pick with the big downfall being that Watkins will be 32 years old when his rookie contract ends. Either way....the NFC East is building up their offensive lines. The Redskins need to do the same.

Giants - #19 - Prince Amukamara

"I actually never talked to the Giants. I didn't visit there and they didn't work me out," Amukamara said after hearing his name called.

Jerry Reese said he was in shock when Amukamara fell that far to them. It's an interesting pick. The Giants CB is not their biggest need and Anthony Castanzo and Mark Ingraham were still on the board. All the fans are giving it an A+ in poll voting. Check out the picture (link above) from his stage appearance. It reminds me of Coming To America. Anyway, given Rex's love for bad throwing, it helps that Amukamara has Carlos Rogers hands.

All said and done, I think the Redskins had the best draft despite all 4 teams doing well.

In This Article

Teams
X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join Hogs Haven

You must be a member of Hogs Haven to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Hogs Haven. You should read them.

Join Hogs Haven

You must be a member of Hogs Haven to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Hogs Haven. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9341_tracker