Friday, April 23, 2010
Setting the Beast table for tonight
By Dan Graziano
My colleague Mike Sando of NFC West blogging fame has tapped into his immense database and delivered an updated draft order heading into tonight's festivities. The Redskins are the only team in the NFC East sitting out both the second and third rounds. Of course, they sent their No. 37 overall pick to the Eagles for Donovan McNabb. And they used their third-round pick in the '09 supplemental draft to select Kentucky defensive end Jeremy Jarmon, who's recovering from a knee injury he suffered in a game last November.
Matt Terl from the Redskins Blog had an excellent story on Jarmon earlier this week. Jarmon said he'd been projected as a first or second-round pick heading into his senior season at Kentucky, but an over-the-counter weight loss supplement he took cost him his final year. Despite the injury, I don't think the Redskins have a lot of regret over selecting Jarmon. He's hoping to become a versatile player for defensive coordinator Jim Haslett.
The Giants are the only team in the division with a third-round pick, which is highly unusual according to the Sando database. The NFC East has four second-round picks (two for the Eagles) and six fourth-round picks. From conversations I've had this morning, the Cowboys think there will be a lot of value in the fourth round, where they'll have two selections.
The Eagles will likely make their first selection at about 6:40 p.m. ET. I like South Florida safety Nate Allen at that pick.