The NFC East: Who Will Be The Champion?

Flex MailmanContributor IApril 29, 2009

TAMPA, FL - FEBRUARY 01:  Super Bowl MVP Santonio Holmes #10 of the Pittsburgh Steelers celebrates with the Vince Lombardi trophy after their 27-23 win against the Arizona Cardinals during Super Bowl XLIII on February 1, 2009 at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida.  (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

 In this years draft, the NFC East did well, with the exception of Dallas. The Giants acquiring Hakeem Nicks as a good receiver, the Eagles drafting Jeremy Maclin and LeSean McCoy, the Redskins drafting Brian Orakpo, and Dallas drafting, oh wait, sorry, they didn't draft anyone.

 Here, we can analyze the acquisitions and the drafts in order to determine where the teams will end up at the end of this year.

 In Last Place, I would have to put Dallas. First of all, Dallas didn't draft on the first day entirely. They only picked from the 3rd and on, which kind of makes their draft useless. They made absolutely no changes to their lineup, except that they lost great players like Chris Canty and Roy Williams. So, we can easily see Dallas as the last place team.

 In 3rd Place, I would put the Redskins. The Redskins had a good first round, drafting Orakpo. But, what was the use of spending more than 100 million dollars on 1 player. Albert Haynesworth is way overrated. Watch him buckle in the pressure and use stereroids. The offense would be the same as last years. In other words, descent, and the defense will be worse, with star players full of ego on it.

 In 2nd Place, I have to put the......Giants. Of course, as my least favorite team I had to put them there. But, there are other factors that go into this. Their draft was OK, only drafting Hakeem Nicks. This shows that they won't get Braylon Edwards. Also, they don't have a big playmaker anymore, and Manning needs one of those to work. Without one, he's better off sitting on the bench.

 In 1st Place, the Eagles. The Eagles had a great draft, acquiring Jeremy Maclin, a great playmaker, and LeSean McCoy, a great back-up for Westbrook. Here, McNabb can spread the field more and improve the aerial attack while Andy Reid can mix up the plays to confuse the defense. By getting Ellis Hobbs, we have a talented safety. But the defense needs some work, which is why they will probably end up in the wild card stage instead of having a bye.

 Go Eagles!