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Friday, April 29, 2011
NFC East links: Looking back at Round 1

By ESPN.com staff

Dallas Cowboys

The selection of Tyron Smith is just what the Cowboys needed, writes ESPNDallas.com's Calvin Watkins.

Smith has high expectations for himself as he joins the Cowboys.

New York Giants

General manager Jerry Reese was surprised that cornerback Prince Amukamara was still available when the Giants were on the clock.

Steve Serby of the New York Post writes that he wanted the Giants to draft Alabama running back Mark Ingram in the first round Thursday night.

Philadelphia Eagles

The Eagles hope Baylor's Danny Watkins can step in and start at either of the guard spots.

Bob Ford of the Philadelphia Inquirer: "It was such an exciting day for Watkins, no one had the heart to tell him the Eagles get rid of players when they turn 30. That gives him at least three good years with the team, though, and maybe he can be the guy who breaks the pattern."

Washington Redskins

Ryan Kerrigan is happy to be a member of the Redskins.

Mike Jones of The Washington Post offers his assessment of the Redskins following the first round of the NFL draft.