NFL Draft 2010: Day Two in the Beast: Which Team Had The Best Day?
Alright NFC East Fans, the first round slide was a success so I decided to recap the Beast for day two as well.
A ton of trading occurred on the second day of the NFL draft, some inside the division some not.
We are through three full rounds with four, five, six, and seven on deck tomorrow evening and there are still a good amount of players who could contribute in the NFL sooner than later.
I'll provide a grade for each team in the division that is based on the pick(s) selected in rounds two and three.
Lets take a look back and recap day two and see who got the better end of the stick yesterday.
Philadelphia Eagles: 37th/88th Overall-Safety and Defensive End
The Philadelphia Eagles were on the clock first in the second round with the 37th overall selection that was acquired from the Washington Redskins in the Donovan McNabb trade.
They stayed put and selected safety Nate Allen out of South Florida.
Allen has good balance, quickness, and foot agility, while displaying good range in pursuit of the ball carrier. With his long arms, Allen has the ability to re-route his receivers and is technically sound in combination man and zone coverages.
He also displays a mental toughness that is needed for an impact safety in the NFL.
Allen does need to work on a few things in training camp like being more consistent in the angles he takes to the ball. He also must work on his open-field tackling.
Then entering the end of the third round the Eagles once again selected a defensive end named Daniel Te'o-Nesheim out of Washington.
Te'o-Nesheim is another non prototypical DE but has an extremely high motor and comes off the edge with good instincts. He has a knack for being a disruptive player in the backfield but is a raw talent coming into the league.
He is still inconsistent in multiple aspects of his game but defensive line coach Rory Segrest should be able to get him NFL ready with a full training camp coming up. Te'o-Nesheim is not coming in as a starting DE but rather a situational edge rusher.
Starting all four years for the Huskies', he ended his college career with 191 total tackles (113 solo), 27 sacks, and one forced fumble.
The Eagles are entering the final day with a total of nine draft picks so this draft is far from over for them and that is why I gave them a B-.
Dubrow grade: B-
New York Giants: Defensive Tackle and Safety
Up next in round two was the New York Giants who continued working on their defensive line from yesterday drafting DT Joesph Linval out of East Carolina.
Lival is a massive body at 6'4", 328 pounds who will become a tremendous interior lineman for the Giants. He has strong arms and hands to control blockers and decent quickness between the tackles.
Joe flashes power to collapse the pocket as a bull rusher and could end up in a starting role but has a few areas to focus on in training camp.
He tends to be slow to shed piles and is somewhat of a one dimensional threat as a run stuffer. Before the start of camp he must also work on maintaining his weight and also comes with some durability concerns.
Next in the third round the Giants drafted FS Chad Jones out of LSU.
Jones is a big safety at 6'2", 221 pounds and is looking to add depth behind newly acquired Antrel Rolle but could become a situational type safety as he learns the ins and outs of the Giants defense.
He is best attacking the ball carrier at the line of scrimmage and also has solid fundamentals as a run support player.
Jones does have difficulty shedding blocks but can improve in this area with his long arms and decent power. He is a tough, competitive player who enjoys clogging up the alleys.
A very smart player who split his time between football and baseball for LSU, he can now begin to focus solely on one sport which will allow to concentrate on his weaknesses
Giants took round two of the 2010 NFL Draft in the NFC East as they drafted two solid contributors to their team.
Dubrow grade: B
Dallas Cowboys: 55th Overall-LB Sean Lee
The Dallas Cowboys had only one draft pick on the second day of the 2010 NFL Draft and it came in the second round, 55th overall.
With that pick the Cowboys selected Penn State product LB Sean Lee.
Lee (6'2", 236 pounds) is a very strong player with a good frame. He quickly reads and reacts to the play and takes great angles chasing down the ball carrier.
He displays excellent balance and proper hand technique to shed blockers and is phenomenal against screen and draw plays as he always shows great instincts and a very high football know how.
He doesn't have the fluid hips to maintain his speed while in transition and lacks burst to stick with the man he is covering which is preventing him from being a sideline to sideline player.
He also struggles making tackles in the open field and isn't known for making big hits.
Lee missed all of his 2008 season with a torn ACL.
Even though Lee is expected to make an immediate contribution to the Cowboys defense, they did only select one player in two rounds which is why I'm grading them a C but still a good pick!
Dubrow grade: C
Washington Redskins: No Picks in Second and Third Rounds
I show a picture of QB Donovan McNabb because even though he is not a rookie, he's a six time pro bowl QB, he is the player the Redskins gave up their second round pick for.
The lack of picks in these important rounds, especially as deep as the draft is, could pose as a real problem for the Redskins in 2010 as they still have needs at safety, cornerback, and defensive line coming into the final stretch of the draft.
They have a fourth (103 overall), fifth (163), and a seventh (208) to try and figure out a way to try and get some talent at the needed positions.
I think they should draft a CB in the fourth round such as Oklahoma's Dominique Franks or Indiana's (PA) Akwasi Owusu-Ansah, as they are the among the top graded CBs remaining in the draft.
Or is it possible the Washington Redskins and the Philadelphia Eagles will yet again strike a trade so the Redskins can acquire a couple more picks?
The Eagles have a total of nine picks in the final day of the draft and have far fewer needs than the Redskins. Will it happen?
We'll find out tomorrow!
Not much to say here except my grade which is a "D-". It would be an "F" but the Skins did get a great QB in exchange for their 37th overall pick.
Dubrow grade" D-