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Looking back at the 2006 NFL Draft-NFC East Edition...

Written by Curt Popejoy on 05/08/2009

Moving on in my look back at the 2006 draft we analyze the heavy hitters of the NFC East

Dallas Cowboys - Overall Grade: D

Pick

Player

Pos

College

1.18

Bobby Carpenter

LB

Ohio State

2.53

Anthony Fasano

TE

Notre Dame

3.92

Jason Hatcher

DE

Grambling State

4.125

Skyler Green

WR

Louisiana State

5.138

Pat Watkins

FS

Florida State

6.182

Montavious Stanley

DT

Louisville

7.211

Pat McQuistan

T

Weber State

7.224

E.J. Whitley

C

Texas Tech

Wow, this draft had a ton of hype right after the fact. Carpenter was regarded by many the best of that super group of Buckeye linebackers(all of which turned out ot be overrated), Fasano was going to be special, and Watkins and McQuistan were steals. Well in the final analysis, Jason Hatcher is the only regular starter out of the class. Carpenter has been a huge bust, and Fasano as been an ok backup. Cowboys, you get a big D(get it, big D?).

New York Giants - Overall Grade: C 

Pick

Player

Pos

College

1.32

Mathias Kiwanuka

DE

Boston College

2.44

Sinorice Moss

WR

Miami (Fla.)

3.96

Gerris Wilkinson

LB

Georgia Tech

4.124

Barry Cofield

NT

Northwestern

4.129

Guy Whimper

T

East Carolina

5.158

Charlie Peprah

DB

Alabama

7.232

Gerrick McPhearson

DB

Maryland

While this draft didn’t generate a ton of star power, you have to give them credit for getting Kiwanuka and Cofield, both very good starters on a very good defense. I am sure they hoped for more from Moss, and maybe this year they will get a little more, but really the two defensive starters is where the Giants hang their hats. I have them a C

Phildelphia Eagles - Overall Grade: A 

Pick

Player

Pos

College

1.14

Brodrick Bunkley

DT

Florida State

2.39

Winston Justice

T

USC

3.71

Chris Gocong

LB

Cal Poly-S.L.O.

4.99

Max Jean-Gilles

G

Georgia

4.109

Jason Avant

WR

Michigan

5.147

Jeremy Bloom

WR

Colorado

5.168

Omar Gaither

LB

Tennessee

6.204

LaJuan Ramsey

DT

USC

Another draft, like the Cowboy’s draft that came in with a ton of hype. But this one delivered. Yeah Winston Justice has proven to be a stiff, but Bunkley, Gocong, Jean-Gilles, Avant, and Gaither have all played significant roles in the Eagles success, and 5 guys out of one draft is tough to beat. Philly your 2006 draft(and your cheesesteaks-I prefer Tony Luke’s) gets a nice Big A.

Washington Redskins - Overall Grade: A- 

Pick

Player

Pos

College

2.35

Rocky McIntosh

LB

Miami (Fla.)

5.153

Anthony Montgomery

DT

Minnesota

6.173

Reed Doughty

DB

Northern Colorado

6.196

Kedric Golston

DT

Georgia

7.230

Kili Lefotu

G

Arizona

7.250

Kevin Simon

LB

Tennessee

This is a tough draft to grade, not because of the players, but because of draft position. The Skins were able to swing 3 players in McIntosh, Montgomery, and Golston who are either regular starters or valuable backups, so that is big points, but getting these players without a first round pick is even bigger. Even though they don’t have big star power, I give the Redskins a solid A-.

So who’s winner of this division? It’s all about Philly. They owned this draft, and reap the benefits of making smart choices every week. The Cowboys should have had a great draft, but it just goes to show that serious college production doesn’t always translate to the NFL level. Philadelphia took players that fit what they wanted to do, and looked past a lot of the headline players and it really paid off.

Last Edited: 05/08/2009




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