Most impactful move: The Redskins have long needed a safety who can be a major contributor, and Landon Collins will provide a major boost to Washington’s run defense. He’s an excellent tackler and will be a pivotal player in the meeting room, something else the team needs in the secondary. Washington must use him properly in coverage, which wasn’t his strength in New York, but he does have skills that help in various coverages, too. -- John Keim
Other teams made moves that seemed at odds with logic. Take the Bucs, who would have been in line to net a third-rounder for Kwon Alexander and a fourth-rounder for Adam Humphries, as well as two other later picks. Tampa’s front office handed out a series of smaller contracts that canceled out these valuable picks by signing Shaquil Barrett, Breshad Perriman, Bradley Pinionand Deone Bucannon. If Tampa had signed only one or two of those players, it could have added talent while retaining the higher compensatory selections.
EM: When you draft a player like Erik McCoy, you’re getting a guy that’s physical, first and foremost. I’m mentally tough and I’m gonna give it everything I have on every play. I practice with a lot of intensity. I practice like I play. You’re getting a guy who loves football and loves to compete.
3) Interior offensive line: This position is helped out a great deal if Jonah Williams and Cody Ford are included here, instead of at tackle -- which is what I’m doing. Williams offers rare versatility, but many teams see him as a guard or center. Garrett Bradbury leads a list of three centers with instant-impact potential. There is enough guard depth to project a decent number of early starters and future starters headed all the way into the late-fourth and early-fifth round.