With the 2020 NFL Draft right around the corner, teams are putting the final touches on their draft boards. While this draft will be different, being conducted virtually, there’s still the same intrigue. Here’s a look at some of the NFC East Draft Notes.
Draft Notes: Washington Redskins
- Redskins holds the No. 2 overall pick, but nothing again until pick No. 66 in the third round. They also hold two fourths, a fifth and two sevenths.
- Kenny Stills might be on Washington’s radar, according to Aaron Reis of the Athletic. They released WR Paul Richardson, but added Cody Latimer in free agency.
- Surprisingly, the Redskins were among the teams noted as “doing work” on Jordan Love, according to ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler.
- In 1999, Washington traded the No. 5 overall pick to the Saints for eight picks, all of New Orleans’ ’99 draft as well as a 1st and 3rd in 2000. The Saints drafted Ricky Williams. They might be looking for a similar ransom for the No. 2 pick this year.
- Needs: TE, CB, OL, S
Have been talking about this with more than a few people for months… Why All signs point to Redskins picking Chase Young in NFL draft more than a trade and why Tua just isn't in the cards here… https://t.co/XrcjDtTr50— John Keim (@john_keim) April 15, 2020
Draft Notes: New York Giants
- New York holds 10 picks, including two in the top 36 and four seventh rounders.
- Giants GM Dave Gettleman said the team could trade down from No. 4 overall. “It’s something I will very seriously entertain,” Gettleman said Friday on a conference call with reporters.
- New York has had “deep internal discussions” regarding Isaiah Simmons at No. 4. According to Jason La Canfora, they are “deeply intrigued” by Simmons.
- Most analysts assume the Giants will select an offensive tackle at No. 4 if they don’t trade down. Among those getting serious consideration there are Tristan Wirfs and Jedrick Wills.
- Needs: OT, Edge, CB, WR, LB
Draft Notes: Dallas Cowboys
- Cowboys hold seven picks, including the No. 17 overall and two fifth rounders.
- According to the Elias Sports Bureau, Dallas has drafted more Pro Bowlers (26) since 1996 than every team except the Chiefs (27).
- Cowboys lost CB Byron Jones (Miami) and DE Robert Quinn (Chicago) in free agency, so those positions will likely be addressed in the draft.
- Dallas could be looking to trade for a slot receiver to fill the void left by losing Randall Cobb in free agency.
- Needs: S, DE, CB, LB, WR
Draft fact of day— Jamison Hensley (@jamisonhensley) April 17, 2020
Since the Ravens' inaugural 1996 season, here are the teams who have drafted the most Pro Bowl players (only counting those who made PB with their original team):
Source: Elias Sports Bureau
Draft Notes: Philadelphia Eagles
- Eagles have eight picks after trading two to Detroit to get Pro Bowl CB Darius Slay. They hold the No. 21 overall, one in the second round (No. 53), one in the third (No. 103) & three in the fourth.
- Four of GM Howie Roseman‘s eight first-round picks have been defensive linemen.
- Baylor WR Denzel Mims revealed on a Philadelphia radio show that he’s “talked to the Eagles a lot.”
- Roseman has conducted 26 draft-day trades in his time as GM. With six picks in first four rounds, they have the draft capital to move up for an elite WR prospect if need be.
- Needs: WR, DB, LB, OL, DL
NFL Network's Daniel Jeremiah: "When I look at the top four guys between CeeDee Lamb, Jerry Jeudy, Henry Ruggs, Justin Jefferson, I think Carson Wentz would make a star out of any of those four players."— Zach Berman (@ZBerm) April 17, 2020