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Domo's Draft Report Card

Here are our grades for the Eagles and the NFC teams in the draft:

Domo's Draft Report Card

The Eagles traded up to the 13th pick to select Brandon Graham from Michigan. (Charles Fox / Staff Photographer)
The Eagles traded up to the 13th pick to select Brandon Graham from Michigan. (Charles Fox / Staff Photographer)

Here are our grades for the Eagles and the NFC teams in the draft:

Eagles
1 (13) Brandon Graham, de, Michigan.
2 (37) Nate Allen, db, South Florida.
2 (86) Daniel Te'o-Nesheim, de, Washington.
4 (105) Trevard Lindley, db, Kentucky.
4 (121) Keenan Clayton, lb, Oklahoma.
4 (122) Mike Kafka, qb, Northwestern.
4 (125) Clay Harbor, te, Missouri State.
5 (134) Ricky Sapp, de, Clemson.
5 (159) Riley Cooper, wr, Florida.
6 (200) Charles Scott, rb, LSU.
7 (220) Jamar Chaney, lb, Mississippi State.
7 (243) Jeff Owens, dt, Georgia.
7 (244) Kurt Coleman, db, Ohio State.

Domo’s Take: Graham and Allen should help a defense that gave up 27 TD passes last season. Added more speed at LB, but didn’t get a corner until the fourth round. Grade: A-minus

Cowboys
1 (24) Dez Bryant, wr, Oklahoma State.
2 (55) Sean Lee, lb, Penn State.
4 (126) Akwasi Owusu-Ansah, db, Indiana, Pa.
6 (179) Sam Young, ot, Notre Dame.
6 (196) Jamar Wall, db, Texas Tech.
7 (234) Sean Lissemore, dt, William & Mary.

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Domo’s take: I love most of their picks, including Bryant, Lee and Owusu-Ansah. But they’d better hope Doug Free can protect Tony Romo’s blindside, because they didn’t draft an OT until the sixth round. Grade: A-minus

Giants
1 (15) Jason Pierre-Paul, de, South Florida.
2 (46) Linval Joseph, dt, East Carolina.
3 (76) Chad Jones, db, LSU.
4 (115) Phillip Dillard, lb, Nebraska.
5 (147) Nick Petrus, g, Arkansas.
6 (184) Adrian Tracy, lb, William & Mary.
7 (221) Matt Dodge, p, East Carolina.

Domo’s Take: Giants would have loved to have gotten MLB Rolando McClain, but settled for boom-or-bust pass-rusher Pierre-Paul. Still managed to get a starting MIKE candidate in the fourth round with Dillard.  Grade: B-plus

Redskins
1 (4) Trent Williams, ot, Oklahoma.
4 (103) Perry Riley, lb, LSU.
6 (174) Dennis Morris, te, Louisiana Tech.
7 (219) Terrence Austin, wr, UCLA.
7 (229) Erik Cook, c, New Mexico.
7 (231) Selvish Capers, ot, West Virginia.

Domo’s Take: Redskins addressed their LT need with Williams. But Russell Okung probably would’ve been more Day 1-ready to protect Donovan McNabb’s blindside than Williams. Grade: B

 

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Read more of Domo’s report card in Monday’s Daily News.

To read our earlier post about Brian Westbrook and the Eagles adding a fourth QB, click here.


 

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