The Cowboys look to defense once again with their first pick, choosing Purdue DE Anthony Spencer. He should compliment LB DeMarcus Ware pretty well. They also added gigantic OT James Marten, who’s nearly 6’8” and well over 300 lbs, and may just be big enough for coaching to turn him into a solid pro.
New York Giants
The Giants addressed their needs well. Not only do they get younger and more athletic at cornerback with the addition of Texas DB Aaron Ross, they found a suitable replacement for aging WR Amani Toomer with former USC WR Steve Smith. Jeremy Shockey, Plaxico Burress, and second-year man Sinorice Moss provide enough weapons for the Giants to pass more this year after losing RB Tiki Barber to retirement.
The Eagles, in typical Philadelphia fashion, left many scratching their heads with their first pick. Houston QB Kevin Kolb could turn out to be a solid quarterback, but after losing WR Donte’ Stallworth to free agency, many thought they’d look to give Donovan McNabb some more help on offense. Instead, they wound up giving him a vote of no confidence, which may be the smarter business move, but also could alienate certain fans. Before going down last season, McNabb was one of the most productive QBs in the league. Drafting a possible replacement is sure to rub him the wrong way.
The Redskins drafted the best safety available with the 6th pick, LSU’s LaRon Landry, who will pair with Sean Taylor to form one of the hardest-hitting secondaries in the NFC. In a late-round move that garnered little attention, they also picked up UTEP QB Jordan Palmer, starting Cincinnati Bengals QB Carson Palmer’s little bro. He’s nearly 6’6”, but who knows if he’ll have a chance to be the next Eli – like that’s such a great thing anyway.