The NFC East. Traditionally one of the more grueling divisions in the NFL, the league has looked a bit lopsided in recent seasons.
While the Giants have brought home its second Super Bowl trophy in four years, its division brethren have been inconsistent at best. The Cowboys and the Eagles have both failed to measure up to their billing on paper and the Redskins have continued to dawdle in mediocrity, to put it mildly.
But 2012 could be a turn around year, as the Eagles, Cowboys and Redskins will be pulling out all the stops in order to compete with the defending Super Bowl champs.
The 2012 NFL Draft will provide answers to many of the problem areas each team needs to address.
Here are my picks for which first-round NFL draft prospects will be the most crucial for each NFC East team to select in 2012.