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2017 NFL Mock Draft 6.0: Two Rounds; NFC East Needs

2017 NFL Mock Draft 6.0: Two Rounds; NFC East Needs

The latest 2017 NFL Mock Draft expands from one to two rounds just as the list of team needs rose or shrunk following moves made early in free agency.

Here's a closer look at four of those teams, otherwise known as members of the NFC East.

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Dallas Cowboys (Early selections: 28, 60)

1.Defensive line

2. Cornerback

3. Right tackle

Analysis: The underrated part of last season's NFC East title was how Dallas thrived despite missing players and lacking great playmakers along the defensive line.

Signing former Redskin Stephen Paea isn't likely to move the needle. Selecting pass rusher Charles Harris or interior option Malik McDowell might. ... Dallas lost safety Barry Church and cornerback Morris Claiborne in free agency. Signing veteran defensive back Nolan Carrol helps, but plenty more is required. ... Right tackle Doug Free's retirement opens up the possibility of the Cowboys spending another early selection on the offensive line. ...

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New York Giants (Early selections: 23 and 55)

1. Left tackle

2. Linebacker

3. Tight end

Analysis: Still having an issue with protecting Eli Manning's blindside despite spending a top 10 selection on Ereck Flowers in 2015 is no way to go through life.

Several tackle prospects, including Garett Bolles and Ryan Ramczyk are in play at 23. ...Running back doesn't make this list despite Rashard Jennings' exit. That doesn't mean Paul Perkins and Shane Vereen are enough for a 16-game schedule. ... At some point, the Giants must come up with a quarterback replacement for the 36-year-old Manning.

Spending a second or third round pick on a Davis Webb or Nate Peterman might make sense, but would New York want to use a high pick for a future concern?

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Philadelphia Eagles (Early selections: 14, 43)

1. Cornerback

2. Running back

3. Defensive tackle

Analysis: Getting Alshon Jeffery and Torrey Smith to sign on the dotted line early in free agency removed wide receiver from atop Philly's needs list. ...

Losing defensive tackle Bennie Logan in free agency could shift their plans, but corner remains the top defensive concern. Good news: This class is loaded at corner with 5-8 prospects potentially going off the board in the first round. ... Running backs Dalvin Cook and Christian McCaffrey could be tempting at 14.

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Washington Redskins (Early selections: 17, 49)

1. Nose tackle/defensive line

2. Left guard

3. Inside linebacker

Analysis: We'll see how Terrelle Pryor fares, but between his addition and the return of Josh Doctson, the Redskins have enough firepower on paper to replace the loss of DeSean Jackson and Pierre Garcon. ... At best the exchange of players along the defensive line is a push, which isn't nearly enough for a unit that labored last season.

Here's the problem: This draft doesn't appear loaded with nose tackles worthy of round 1-2 selection. ... Best player available scenarios could come into play considering the amount of interesting cornerback, tight end and running back options in the early rounds. Washington arguably doesn't need help in those areas for 2017, but talent is talent.

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Cardinals head coach Kliff Kingsbury admits his iconic draft photo was staged

Cardinals head coach Kliff Kingsbury admits his iconic draft photo was staged

Of all the moments that arose from the one-of-a-kind 2020 NFL Draft, the view inside Kliff Kingsbury’s house was easily the most memorable.

The Arizona Cardinals' head coach was pictured on draft night in an iconic photo at his insanely beautiful house, which quickly went viral. However, in a pre-camp interview on Wednesday, Kingsbury admitted that the photo was indeed staged.

"Going into it I knew I was going to be super extra in the picture," Kingsbury said. "I do think the fire –– it was 100 degrees and sunny –– was a bit much, but I laid four phones on the table because the NFL gave us a couple...all the screens, I just wanted to make it as extra as possible and it turned out good. It made for fun."

The photo featured Kingsbury lounging on his couch during the draft with four cell phones, a laptop and two computer screens on the table in front of him, which he later claimed he had “just in case” something went technologically wrong. The viral picture also showed a view of the coach’s backyard with a huge outdoor kitchen, firepit in the middle and stunning view of the mountains in the background.

While the photo was staged, his house is completely real. Kingsbury purchased the 7,000 square-foot house in Paradise Valley, Ariz. for $4.45 million in 2019 after joining the Cardinals. 

If he ever has to take part in a virtual draft again, Kingsbury has ideas for the next go-around. 

"The NFL only allowed us to have one person at the house or I might've had some people on the float swans in the back, or a DJ, really doing it big. There's always next year, hopefully."

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Best social reactions to Washington Football Team's new helmets

Best social reactions to Washington Football Team's new helmets

The Washington Football team on Wednesday released an up close and personal look of all angles of their new helmets set to debut this season, and let’s just say they received the stamp of approval by many.

We’re not the only ones that stan a classic, crisp, clean look of the burgundy and gold. Big time D.C. sports fan and rapper Wale retweeted the reveal with the caption “We love to see”, confirmation that the award-winning singer is on board with the new vision. Dale Earnhardt Jr. also kept his reaction short and sweet with a GIF, followed by a “they look amazing” tweet.

On the other hand, Pro Football Talk’s Mike Florio reacted by providing us with some bold predictions for the upcoming season. Ready for these hot takes? Florio’s first prediction is that “if Washington makes the playoffs in 2020, they'll remain the 'Washington Football Team' for at least two more years.” His second prediction reads “if they somehow make it to the Super Bowl (stranger things have happened), 'Washington Football Team' will become the new name.”

We don’t plan on ruling out any possibilities, but just know we have this one bookmarked. 

 

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