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Poaching players from NFL roster cut downs: the NFC East

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Let’s find some diamonds in the rough

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This series will involve scouting - electronically - the 90 man rosters of the other 31 teams in the league for players who might get left behind at final cut downs, who could potentially provide value as the 52nd or 53rd man on the Redskins’ roster.

This edition takes a look at the NFC East, home of the Washington Redskins, Dallas Cowboys, New York Giants, and the Philadelphia Eagles.


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Poaching players from NFL roster cut downs: the AFC East

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Dallas Cowboys

Ricky Walker (DT) - This UDFA out of Virginia Tech has apparently had an impressive showing during the pre-season in Dallas. Word is he’s outplaying several players on their roster with better draft pedigrees.

Adam Redmond (C/G) - A Harvard-educated center picked up by the Colts as an UDFA after the 2016 draft, Redmond is in the running for a back-up guard position on the deep Cowboys’ OL. A brainiac center to back-up Chase? Yes, please.

Cedrick Wilson (WR) - A 2018 6th round pick from Boise State, Wilson is a slot receiver who has been turning some heads in Cowboys’ camp. He’s currently in the concussion protocol, which could cause him to slip off the roster.

New York Giants

Kyle Lauletta (QB) - Taken in the 4th round of the 2018 draft, this University of Richmond product had a lot of positive reviews prior to being taken. With the drafting of Daniel Jones, it’s obvious Lauletta’s ceiling is QB2 in NY, and with an unimpressive pre-season thus far, there is talk that he may not even make the team. If the Redskins see any glimmer of talent there, he could be someone to consider, particularly if Colt McCoy is unable to make the team.

Alex Wesley (WR) - Profiled before the draft on Hogs Haven, Wesley is a speedy receiver from North Colorado picked up as an UDFA. That he’s on the edge of making the Giants’ depleted WR group isn’t a great sign, but he could be worth keeping an eye on.

Jake Carlock (LB/S) - This UDFA from Division II Long Island U is a hybrid LB/S who is apparently also a capable special teamer, possessing the ability to long snap. This jack of all trades could be a very interesting addition if the Giants try to stash him on the PS.

Philadelphia Eagles

Joshua Perkins (TE) - The Eagles have arguably the deepest TE talent in the league, so the edge of their roster makes sense as a place to look for talent. Rodgers was signed as an UDFA by the Falcons in 2016. His strength seems to be blocking, so he could potentially be a TE3 replacement if the team is unsatisfied with Sprinkle.

Sua Opeta (OL) - An UDFA from Weber State, Opeta is a back up guard on a team with a lot of guard talent ahead of him. Nate Herbig - below - falls into the same category. If we’re looking for guard depth, we should be paying close attention to the Eagle’s roster cuts.

Nate Herbig (OL) - Herbig was a First Team all Pac-12 lineman during his sophomore year, with a very bright future ahead of him. Then, last year, Stanford’s offensive line exploded and Herbig had an abysmal Combine, resulting in him going undrafted in 2019. Could he be a player Callahan could mold into a future starter?

Next up: NFC South

Poll

Are there any players on this list that you think the Redskins should keep an eye on?

This poll is closed

  • 6%
    Ricky Walker (DT)
    (59 votes)
  • 16%
    Adam Redmond (C/G)
    (160 votes)
  • 3%
    Cedrick Wilson (WR)
    (39 votes)
  • 15%
    Kyle Lauletta (QB)
    (155 votes)
  • 1%
    Alex Wesley (WR)
    (11 votes)
  • 2%
    Jake Carlock (LB/S)
    (22 votes)
  • 6%
    Joshua Perkins (TE)
    (60 votes)
  • 9%
    Sua Opeta (OL)
    (91 votes)
  • 25%
    Nate Herbig (OL)
    (251 votes)
  • 13%
    None of the above
    (135 votes)
983 votes total Vote Now