NFC Notes: Eagles, Giants, Redskins

     

Eagles

  • Field Yates of ESPN proposes the Seahawks trade OL Ethan Pocic to the Eagles for CB Sidney Jones.
  • Yates explains Seattle has added a ton of offensive line depth this offseason, but could still use some help in their secondary.
  • Yates notes Jones has some traits Seattle typically covets, considering he’s 6-feet tall with 31½-inch arms and excellent speed. He hasn’t lived up to his draft status yet, but he could be a player worth taking a flyer on.
  • Yates adds the loss of Eagles G Brandon Brooks to a torn Achilles has left a big hole for them to fill on their offensive line. Pocic would give them some positional versatility considering he has played both guard spots, center and right tackle.

Giants

When asked who is the Giants’ best player aside from Saquon Barkley, one NFL general manager said it’s between DT Dexter Lawrence or CB James Bradberry. 

“It has to be Dexter Lawrence or James Bradberry at this point. Lawrence is a legitimate run-stuffer up the middle, and Bradberry is a dominant cornerback with good size and ball-skills,” said the GM, via Matt Lombardo of NJ Advance Media

A former AFC scouting director expects first-round OT Andrew Thomas to “eventually” become their best player, but pointed out Lawrence as a strong run defender and emerging pass rusher. 

I believe it will eventually be Andrew Thomas, but I can’t give him that title just yet. My choice is Dexter Lawrence. He’s just such a factor in the running game and now has been showing emerging pass-rush ability.

Another former scout also told Lombardo that Lawrence will eventually be the Giants’ best player given he is a “three-down player.” 

“Even if he’s not right now, it won’t be long until Dexter Lawrence is that guy. He’s an extremely talented three-down player. He’s hard to move on run-downs and can affect the pocket in sub defense. That they were able to get him at No. 17 looks like an absolute steal.”

  • Ralph Vacchiano lists Jones as the Giants player who is under the second-most pressure this season, having previously mentioned Engram, DE Leonard Williams, and HC Joe Judge in his countdown. 
  • According to Jordan Raanan, former Giants director of football administration Chris Pridy is now assistant equipment manager.  

Redskins

Redskins’ executive Doug Williams praised second-year QB Dwayne Haskins and believes he has superior “arm strength” and “arm talent” than any of the prospects in the 2020 NFL Draft. 

“I don’t care who came out this year, last year, there’s not a quarterback that’s come out in the last two years that has the ability – from an arm strength standpoint and arm talent – that Dwayne Haskins has,” Williams said, via Ethan Cadeaux of NBC Sports

Williams added that Haskins must continue to improve the mental aspect of his game and should benefit from more starting experience in the NFL. 

Dwayne can throw with the best of them,” Williams said. “Now mentally, he has to control the other part, and I think he has aligned himself and realized that’s what he has to do and I think that’s what he’s doing. I think at the end of the day, give him the opportunity to do what everybody is doing, and that is to improve upon his game.”

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