Below is a breakdown of the linemen in the NFC East, and where they were drafted. The belief by some, is quality needs to come in the first three rounds, so let's take a look and see how our Skins compare to the rest of our division. Does draft position always represent quality?
Maybe just as important is where these prospects played their college ball, as level of competition certainly transulates to the NFL........right?
Smith - 1st round(2011) USC
Livings - Undrafted Free Agent(2006) LSU
Costa - Undrafted Free Agent(2010) Maryland
Bernadeau - 7th round(2008) Bently
Free - 4th round(2007) Northern Illinois
Bell - 7th round(2008) Northwestern State - Louisiana
Mathis - 3rd Round(2005) Alabama
Kelce - 6th Round(2011) Cinn.
Watkins - 1st Round(2011) Baylor
Herremans - 4th Round(2005) Saginaw Valley State
Diehl - 5th Round(2003) Illinois
Booth - 6th Round(2006) Cornell
Baas - 2nd Round(2005) Michigan
Snee - 2nd Round(2004) Boston College
Beatty - 2nd Round(2009) UConn
Williams - 1st Round(2010) Oklahoma
LeRibeus - 3rd Round(2012) SMU
Montgomery - 7th Round(2006) VTech
Chester - 2nd Round(2006) Oklahoma
Brown - 1st Round(2005) Oklahoma
Of the Cowboys starting linemen, three were drafted or aquired by the team as undrafted free agents(Free, Smith and Costa).
Of the Eagles starting linemen, three were drafted by the team(Herremans, Kelce and Watkins).
Of the Giants starting linemen, three were drafted by the team(Beatty, Snee and Diehl).
Of the Redskins starting linemen(and remember LeRibeus is still just a projection), 2 were drafted by the team(Williams and LeRibeus).
Do you think we are that much different from our counter-parts in the NFC East?