Eagles, NFC East draft priorities

With the draft less than 48 hours away, here are Paul Domowitch's rankings of draft priorities for the four teams in the NFC East:

Key
1—Count your blessings
2—Estate planning
3—Depth issue
4—Needs to be upgraded ASAP
5—Call 911

EAGLES
Quarterback: 3
Running back: 3
Wide receiver: 2
Tight end: 2
Offensive tackle: 4
Guard/center: 4
Defensive end: 3
Defensive tackle: 3
Outside linebacker: 3
Inside linebacker: 2
Cornerback: 4
Safety: 4

DALLAS
Quarterback: 2
Running back: 3
Wide receiver: 3
Tight end: 2
Offensive tackle: 4
Guard/center: 3
Defensive end: 2
Defensive tackle: 2
Outside linebacker: 3
Inside linebacker: 2
Cornerback: 3
Safety: 4

GIANTS
Quarterback: 3
Running back: 2
Wide receiver: 3
Tight end: 3
Offensive tackle: 3
Guard/center: 3
Defensive end: 2
Defensive tackle: 2
Outside linebacker: 4
Inside linebacker: 5
Cornerback: 3
Safety: 2

WASHINGTON

Quarterback: 2
Running back: 3
Wide receiver: 4
Tight end: 2
Offensive tackle: 5
Guard/center: 3
Defensive end: 4
Defensive tackle: 3
Outside linebacker: 3
Inside linebacker: 3
Cornerback: 3
Safety: 3

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It is not too late to join us for our Daily News Press Box pre-draft event tonight at McFadden's at the Ballpark at 6 p.m. Admission is free, plus free appetizers and drink specials. Come ask your draft questions of Les Bowen, Paul Domowitch and Rich Hofmann, of the Daily News, along with Adam Caplan, of Scout.com and Sirius NFL Radio. Sheil Kapadia, of philly.com and the Moving the Chains blog, is the moderator.

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Here is more on yesterday's trade for linebacker Ernie Sims in which Lions beat writer Nicholas J. Cotsonika, of the Detroit Free Press, explains why Sims does not fit the Lions' defense.

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