NFL Draft Winners & Losers | NFC East

In the latest of our analysis of the NFL Draft. We look at who’s in and who’s out across the NFC East Division teams. Plus, we compare the DraftKings’ odds swing between pre-draft and current Super Bowl odds to decide are the winners and losers of the NFL Draft.

Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott

Dallas Cowboys

Division Odds: +110

Pre-Draft Super Bowl 55 odds: +2200

Current Super Bowl 55 odds: +1800

Cowboys’ Ins/OutsPlayers
Key Re-signingsAmari Cooper, WR; Blake Jarwin, TE; Kai Forbath, K; Anthony Brown, CB; C.J. Goodwin, CB; Joe Thomas, LB; Justin March, LB
Key Free Agent lossesRandall Cobb, WR; Byron Jones, CB; Robert Quinn, DE; Jason Witten, TE; Jeff Heath, S; Maliek Collins, DT; Xavier Su’a-Filo, OG; Cameron Fleming, OG; Donovan Olumba, CB; Kerry Hyder, LB; Daniel Ross, DT; Christian Covington, DT
Key Free Agent signingsGerald McCoy, DT; Maurice Canady, CB; HaHa Clinton-Dix, S; Dontari Poe, DT; Blake Bell, TE; Greg Zuerlein, K
Key Draft PickCeeDee Lamb, WR (1st round); Trevon Diggs, CB (2nd round)
Franchise TagDak Prescott, QB

The Cowboys made some huge moves this season in both the draft and free agency. Shedding some aging players, they decided to go for more quality-type players that have made big impacts in the past. New head coach Mike McCarthy is walking into a beautiful situation in his first season in Dallas.

Most people would be doing somersaults if they got paid as much as Dak Prescott was this season. However, these players have a different sense of the word “business” and know their value. Dak played for four seasons under his first contract, making a little more than $3.5 million in total; now, he’ll be making a little under $31.5 million this season under the franchise tag.

That long-term contract could be coming after this season, considering the Cowboys have one of the best collections of talent in the team’s history. Dallas will always be a team that runs the ball first but we should also see a lot more three-WR sets and create big plays down the field.

Philadelphia Eagles Quarterback Carson Wentz

Philadelphia Eagles

Division Odds: +135

Pre-Draft Super Bowl 55 odds: +1800

Current Super Bowl 55 odds: +2000

Eagles’ Ins/OutsPlayers
Key Re-signingsNate Sudfeld, QB; Rodney McLeod, S
Key Trade AcquisitionMarquise Goodwin, WR; Darius Slay, CB
Key Free Agent LossesHalapoulivaati Vaitai, OL; Kamu Grieger-Hill, LB; Jordan Howard, RB; Malcolm Jenkins, S; Nelson Agholor, WR; Richard Rodgers, TE; Ronald Darby, CB; Timmy Jernigan, DT
Key Free Agent SigningsJavon Hargrave, DT; Will Parks, DB; Jatavis Brown, LB; Nickell Robey-Coleman, CB
Key Draft PicksJalen Reagor, WR (1st round); Jalen Hurts, QB (2nd round)

There are some teams that know exactly what they are doing in the draft – and then there are the Eagles. This squad was supposed to make life easier for QB Carson Wentz, but instead gave him another reason to look over his shoulder. Philly used a second-round pick on QB Jalen Hurts when another receiver could have been. WR Justin Jefferson was right there for the taking at No. 21 in the first round of the draft but the Eagles went with a much smaller (but speedier) Jalen Reagor from TCU.

Philly might have found a star in RB Miles Sanders, who will likely take some touches away from Boston Scott and Corey Clement. As usual, the Eagles will have a loaded RB depth chart, so if anything happens to Sanders, it’ll be the all-too-familiar “next man up” mentality.

On defense, Philly lost some key pieces that could very well keep it from winning the NFC East. The signing of CB Darius Slay was fine, but he won’t be a big difference-maker if the Eagles can’t rush the passer.

New York Giants

Division Odds: +700

Pre-Draft Super Bowl 55 odds: +6600

Current Super Bowl 55 odds: +6600

Giants’ Ins/OutsPlayers
Key Re-signingsCorey Coleman, WR
Key Trade AcquisitionNick Foles, QB
Key Trade DepartureBrandin Cooks
Free Agent SigningsJames Bradberry, CB; Blake Martinez, LB; Kyle Fackrell, LB; Levine Toilolo, TE; Cameron Fleming, OG; Nate Ebner, S; Colt McCoy, QB; Dion Lewis, RB; Eric Tomlinson, TE; Austin Johnson, DT; Casey Kreiter, LS
Key Free Agent LossesMike Remmers, OT; Antonio Hamilton, CB; Cody Latimer, WR
Key Draft PicksAndrew Thomas, OT (1st round); Xavier McKinney, S (2nd round)
Franchise TagLeonard Williams, DT

The Giants could be one of the most interesting teams in football this season. First-time head coach Joe Judge has a large task ahead of him in finding a way for QB Daniel Jones and RB Saquon Barkley a lethal 1-2 punch on offense. New York did get one of the best offensive linemen, Andrew Thomas, in the draft so perhaps this is the start of something great here for the team.

Also in the draft, the Giants had S Xavier McKinney fall to them in the second round. Over the last few seasons, New York has gotten away from that hard-nosed defensive ball that made the team successful for so long. The Giants may not be able to stop anyone on defense, but the offense should finally have some fun.

Washington Redskins

Division Odds: +1200

Pre-Draft Super Bowl 55 odds: +10000

Current Super Bowl 55 odds: +10000

Redskins’ Ins/OutsPlayers
Key Re-signingsNate Orchard, CB; Caleb Brantley, DE
Key Trade DepartureKyle Allen, QB
Free Agent SigningsKendall Fuller, CB; Wes Schweitzer, OG; Kevin Pierre-Louis, LB; Thomas Davis, LB; Sean Davis, S; J.D. McKissic, RB; Logan Thomas, TE; Cornelius Lucas, OT; Marcus Baugh, TE; Peyton Barber, RB; Richard Rodgers, TE; Cody Latimer, WR; Ronald Darby, CB; Jeremy Vujnovich, OG
Key Free Agent LossesEreck Flowers, OG; Case Keenum, QB; Josh Norman, CB; Colt McCoy, QB; Michael Burton, FB
Key Draft PicksChase Young, DE (1st round); Antonio Gibson, WR (2nd round)
Franchise TagBrandon Scherff, OG

There is absolutely no way in hell that the Redskins are going to compete in this division. Head coach Ron Rivera has a monstrous task in his first season as the team’s head coach, not really knowing where the production will come from. Luckily, the team drafted an Ohio State superstar in the first round for the second year in a row – this time it was EDGE Chase Young. Hopefully, he and QB Dwayne Haskins can lead this team to big things on each side of the ball somewhere down the road.

The Redskins season should be all about building something meaningful for the future. Right now, they just don’t have the horses to compete with most in the league – again.

Al Walsh
Al Walsh Chief Sports Writer