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Giants Now (5/1): How the NFC East fared in the draft

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By now you know all about the Giants' 2020 Draft Class, but what about their closest competition?

Below we take a look at what the rest of the NFC East did last weekend and how NFL.com graded the three rivals. First up is the defending divisional champions:

Philadelphia Eagles: (2019 record: 9-7)

NFL.com 2020 Draft Grade: C

  • Round 1: (No. 21 overall) Jalen Reagor, WR, TCU.
  • Round 2: (53) Jalen Hurts, QB, Oklahoma.
  • Round 3: (103) Davion Taylor, LB, Colorado.
  • Round 4: (127) K'Von Wallace, S, Clemson; (145) Jack Driscoll, OT, Auburn.
  • Round 5: (168) John Hightower, WR, Boise State.
  • Round 6: (196) Shaun Bradley, LB, Temple; (200) Quez Watkins, WR, Southern Mississippi; (210) Prince Tega Wanogho, OL, Auburn.
  • Round 7: (233) Casey Toohill, Edge, Stanford.

"While the selection of Reagor over Justin Jefferson took some by surprise, the TCU wideout is more of the deep threat Philadelphia clearly needed," Gennaro Filice wrote on NFL.com. "Remember how quickly the air came out of this offense once DeSean Jackson went down last season? The Eagles needed another (younger) home-run hitter, and that's exactly what Reagor is. (Don't fret about the somewhat-ordinary 4.47 40-yard dash in Indy; Reagor's play speed might be up there with any prospect not named Henry Ruggs III in this class.) While Philly's decision to take Reagor over Jefferson raised a few eyebrows, the Eagles' second-round pick left mouths agape across the country."

Dallas Cowboys (2019 record: 8-8)

NFL.com 2020 Draft Grade: A+

  • Round 1: (No. 17 overall) CeeDee Lamb, WR, Oklahoma.
  • Round 2: (51) Trevon Diggs, CB, Alabama.
  • Round 3: (82) Neville Gallimore, DT, Oklahoma.
  • Round 4: (123) Reggie Robinson II, CB, Tulsa; (146) Tyler Biadasz, C, Wisconsin.
  • Round 5: (179) Bradlee Anae, Edge, Utah.
  • Round 7: (231) Ben DiNucci, QB, James Madison.

"Lamb was a gift from the Draft Gods," Filice wrote. "It's a player you just have to pick in the second half of Round 1, regardless of how your draft needs stack up. But the real brilliance of the Cowboys' draft is how they found ways to fill holes after making the quasi-luxury pick at wide receiver."

Washington Redskins (2019 record: 3-13)

NFL.com 2020 Draft Grade: B

  • Round 1: (No. 2 overall) Chase Young, Edge, Ohio State.
  • Round 3: (66) Antonio Gibson, RB/WR, Memphis.
  • Round 4: (108) Saahdiq Charles, OT, LSU; (142) Antonio Gandy-Golden, WR, Liberty.
  • Round 5: (156) Keith Ismael, C, San Diego State; (162) Khaleke Hudson, LB, Michigan.
  • Round 7: (216) Kamren Curl, S, Arkansas; (229) James Smith-Williams, Edge, North Carolina State.

"At the end of the day, Washington made the pick everyone anticipated at the beginning of the year," Filice wrote. "Young is widely considered the top overall player in this draft class. Tossing him into a defensive front that already includes a trio of recent first-round picks (Montez Sweat, Daron Payne and Jonathan Allen), the underrated Matt Ioannidis and four-time Pro Bowler Ryan Kerrigan immediately gives Ron Rivera's Redskins an identity: QB NIGHTMARE FUEL. Bruce Allen left behind a roster that still has plenty of holes, but new defensive coordinator Jack Del Rio has a game-wrecking group to work with up front. Building strength on strength is underrated. But after the no-brainer pick at No. 2, Washington made three straight boom-or-bust selections."

To read NFL.com's full draft grades for all 32 teams, CLICK HERE.

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