Lane Johnson

NFC East: post-draft stock watch

Washington Redskins, DOWNThe Redskins addressed some of their needs, but they didn't do anything in the draft to help keep their young star, Robert Griffin III, safe. If he gets banged up again, we'll be looking back at the draft wondering why the Redskins didn't spend the farm protecting one of the most electric players in football.

New York Giants, UPGiants beefed up both sides of the ball with additions to both their lines. In addition, they nabbed Ryan Nassib for a cheap fourth round pick. That provides some insurance and an understudy for Eli Manning. It wasn't a home run draft for the Giants, but the word "solid" comes to mind.

Dallas Cowboys, TANKINGThe Cowboys spent their early picks of the draft adding players to positions of strength. While the weapons they added will benefit Tony Romo, the rest of the team, and its fanbase, have to feel neglected by what has to be called a poor draft.

Philadelphia Eagles, UPThe Eagles got a very good tackle to start their draft off, but the real story-line move was the Eagles trading with Jacksonville to move to the top of the fourth round, using the pick on former USC quarterback Matt Barkley. Barkley won't play much for some time, but the thought is he'll provide insurance for Vick in a similar way Nassib will for Eli Manning. In addition, the Eagles added some players that should turn into core players. The future looks good in Philly.

Shane Clemons

About Shane Clemons

Shane Clemons came from humble beginnings creating his own Jaguars blog before moving on to SBNation as a featured writer for the Jaguars. He then moved to Bloguin where he briefly covered the AFC South before taking over Bloguin's Jaguars blog. Since the inception of This Given Sunday, Shane has served as an editor for the site, doing his best not to mess up a good thing.

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