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NFC East Three Round Mock Draft Volume 2.0

Below is Volume 2.0 of the Three Round NFC East Mock Draft

The original can be found here:


Washington Redskins


Round 1 (5th Overall):  Dante Fowler, Defensive End Florida

An elite pass rusher would greatly help a Redskins defense that struggled throughout much of the 2014 season.  Fowler is the top defensive end in the class and could make an immediate impact as a rookie.  With the loss of Brian Orakpo to Tennessee this pick makes a lot of sense. 


Round 2 (35th Overall): Marcus Peters, Cornerback Washington

Peters is one of the most talented cornerbacks in this year’s draft class.  However, off the field concerns may cause him to drop out of the first round.  While his character is a concern, getting a mid to late first round talent at the 35th overall pick is great value for the Redskins.  Peters has the talent to be an elite corner in this league if he pans out.  


Round 3 (69th Overall) Ali Marpet, Guard Hopart

Although Marpet did not play top competition in college, he has all the traits of a successful lineman in the NFL.  He cemented his status as an NFL caliber player when dominated the competition at the NFL Combine.  While he may need a year to develop and adjust to the NFL, he could be a starter on the interior line for the Redskins for years to come. 


New York Giants:


Round 1 (9th Overall) Amari Cooper, Wide Receiver University of Alabama

While there are bigger needs for the Giants than wide receiver, if a player of Cooper’s talent is there at ninth overall, you take him and don’t look back.  Cooper has terrorized SEC defenses the last three seasons and is one of the best route runners to come out of the draft in years.  He is the most pro ready wide receiver and could make an immediate impact alongside Odell Beckham Jr. and Victor Cruz. 


Round 2 (40th Overall) A.J. Cann, Guard South Carolina

Cann is one of the top guards in this draft and could start as a rookie for the Giant’s underperforming offensive line.  Cann is extremely powerful and doesn’t have any trouble getting to the second level when blocking.  Cann could be the missing piece in the Giant’s overhaul of the offensive line these past few years.  


Round 3 (74th Overall) Quinten Rollins, Safety Miami (Ohio)

Rollins is a former four year letterman in basketball who decided to use his one year of eligibility for football.  Rollins made a huge impact finishing with seven interceptions and was named the MAC Defensive Player of the Year.  Rollins is a playmaker who could be thrust into a starting role as a rookie due to the Giants lack of options at safety. 


Philadelphia Eagles:


Round 1 (20th Overall) Kevin Johnson, Cornerback Wake Forest

While signing Byron Maxwell to a blockbuster deal in the offseason was a good start to shoring up their secondary, it is still a work in progress.  Johnson is a very smooth fluid athlete, who excels in man coverage.  He also excels in run support and could be a very solid player for the Eagle as early as his rookie year. 


Round 2 (52nd Overall) Phillip Dorsett, Wide Receiver University of Miami

I believe this pick makes a lot of sense for the Eagles.  Jordan Mathews is coming off a great rookie season; however, after losing Desean Jackson and Jeremy Maclin in back to back seasons, the Eagles are very thin at the position.  Enter Dorsett who is one of the fastest players in this draft class who can take the top off any defense.  He could help fill the void left by Desean Jackson after he was traded last offseason.  If he is there in the second the Eagles should take him with no hesitation. 


Round 3 (84th Overall) Brett Hundley, Quarterback UCLA

After trading Nick Foles for the talented, yet often injured Sam Bradford this past offseason, the Eagles may still be looking for a franchise quarterback.  If healthy Bradford, could be that guy; however, with his injury track record it will be hard to count on.  Hundley is a talented quarterback that if groomed properly has the ability to be a starter in this league.  Look for the Eagles to take a flyer on one of the quarterbacks in the mid rounds. 


Dallas Cowboys:


Round 1 (27th Overall) Eric Kendricks, Inside Linebacker UCLA

Kendricks would be a solid addition to the Cowboys linebacker core.  While Rolando McClain was recently resigned to a one year deal, he is most likely not in the Cowboys long term plans and has several off the field issues.  Look for Kendricks to get some reps as a rookie and take over after his first year. 


Round 2 (60th Overall) Duke Johnson, Running Back Miami

While they have the best offensive line in football, the Cowboys offense took a hit after defending Offensive Player of the Year Demarco Murray signed with the division rival Eagles.  Enter Duke Johnson, who is one of the most talented backs in this year's draft class.  He is quick and explosive and is drawing comparisons to Lesean McCoy and C.J. Spiller.  Behind an offensive line the caliber of the Cowboy’s, Johnson may be the front runner for Offensive Rookie of the Year. 


Round 3 (91st Overall) Josh Shaw, Cornerback USC

In a very deep draft class for cornerbacks, the Cowboys are able to grab a very talented yet troubled cornerback in Josh Shaw.  Shaw is famous for making up a story where he sprained his ankles while heroically saving a child from drowning.  Regardless, Shaw is extremely talented who would most likely start out as a nickel cornerback and then work his way to the number two corner sport in a year or two. 


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