Washington Redskins: DE, CB, OT, QB
After a tumultuous season, there’s one good piece of news that Redskins’ fans have: the Rams don’t own your draft pick this year. With exception to RG III’s rookie season, that trade has backfired tremendously on the Skins, and they have not been able to help their team in the draft over the past three years. Luckily for them, there is some good news that comes with finishing 4-12: they hold the 5th overall pick. They could use help at defensive end, cornerback, and the offensive line to protect Griffin if he is in fact their future at quarterback; and if not, they could target a quarterback for Jay Gruden to groom in later rounds.
New York Giants: DT, LB, OT
The lone bright spot for the Giants’ season in 2014 was that Odell Beckham Jr. turned out to be an absolute stud after being selected 13th overall in the draft (I hope you’re reading this Martin Mayhew). OBJ finished tied for 5th in the league with 12 TD’s and was 10th in receiving yards. Not to mention, he missed the first four games of the season with a hamstring injury. While OBJ was fantastic, the rest of the Giants’ team was not. They could use some help up front on the defensive line because Jason Pierre Paul can’t do it all by himself (and he is a FA this year). An inside/outside linebacker would help them nicely in the first round too.
Philadelphia Eagles: S, LB, WR
Rumor has it that the Eagles may be looking to trade up to draft former Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota, who would fit perfectly in head coach Chip Kelly‘s offense. Knowing how crazy Kelly is, and how he has drastically transformed his team thus far in the off-season, this wouldn’t be a surprise. The Eagles have plenty of needs to address after the roster mash-up that has taken place recently. The secondary recently added free agent Byron Maxwell and Walter Thurmond, who were both nice additions. An inside linebacker to pair with Connor Barwin and a replacement for the recently released Trent Cole on the outside would be nice additions for the Eagles as well. Another position to look out for is wide receiver, as Jeremy Maclin is now a Chief.
Dallas Cowboys: CB, DE/DT, RB
The Dallas Cowboys didn’t look like the usual 8-8 Cowboys and had a fantastic 12-4 season under Jason Garrett, which helped recently earn him a five-year contract extension. One of the main reasons for Dallas’ success was their massive offensive line which lead to a remarkable year for Demarco Murray. However, it looks as though Murray might not be returning to the Cowboys after they decided to franchise wide receiver Dez Bryant. With that being said, the Cowboys could be looking to add a running back in the draft, unless they are able to bring Murray back or sign someone else. Where the Cowboys need to focus in the draft is on the defensive side of the ball, particularly in the secondary where they ranked 26th in the league in pass defense.