This series will go through all NFL teams by division and determine which offseason move was best and most beneficial for each team. Offseason signings, trades, and draft picks will all be considered. This series will be 8 parts, each part being a different division, starting with the NFC East.
Dallas Cowboys: CeeDee Lamb
Honorable Mention: Greg Zuerlein, Andy Dalton, HaHa Clinton-Dix, Gerald McCoy
The Dallas Cowboys had a good offseason this year. They picked up a lot of valuable players and also improved their coaching staff significantly, so this wasn't an easy choice. The Cowboys drafted WR CeeDee Lamb from Oklahoma at pick 17 where he practically fell to them. This was a steal for the Dallas Cowboys and he will have an immediate impact on the team. Some may argue that they should have drafted for needs, but you can't pass up on a player with this much talent and he actually will help replace Randall Cobb who had 800 yards for the Cowboys last year. Bringing in CeeDee will establish the Cowboys passing game as one of the best in the league and will give defensive coordinators nightmares. CeeDee is incredible after the catch and will be exciting to watch. CeeDee will be wearing #88 which is an iconic number for the franchise with players like Michael Irvin, Drew Pearson, and Dez Bryant wearing the number, so hopefully CeeDee lives up to the hype. He should be exciting to watch and should be in the race for Rookie Of The Year with other rookies like Joe Burrow and Tua Tagovailoa.
New York Giants: James Bradberry
Honorable Mention: Andrew Thomas, Xavier McKinney, Blake Martinez
The New York Giants have picked up a few solid players during the offseason as well as improved their coaching staff, but the best move that they made during the offseason was signing CB James Bradberry to a 3 year, $43.5 million deal. It was tempting to go with Xavier McKinney who was one of the best safeties in the draft, but I think James Bradberry will have an immediate impact on the Giants secondary and will be key when they are playing teams with good WR depth like the Cowboys and Bucs. Bradberry had 65 tackles and 3 interceptions last year with Carolina. He will bring turnover ability to a Giants secondary that struggled last year as he was tied for 12th overall in interceptions.
Philadelphia Eagles: Darius Slay
Honorable Mention: Jalen Reagor, Javon Hargrave, Nickell Robey-Coleman
The Philadelphia Eagles had a decent offseason as they brought in some good defensive players, but their best move was when they traded a 3rd Round and 5th Round Pick to the Detroit Lions for CB Darius Slay. Darius Slay had 2 interceptions, 40 Tackles, and was tied for 21st for receptions allowed . This was an important move for the Eagles as Slay should be able to help slow down high powered offenses like their division rival Dallas Cowboys. Slay will be able to limit production from opposing WRs and plays great coverage. This was a great move for the Philadelphia Eagles and it should improve their secondary which has struggled in years past. The NFC dual between Amari Cooper and Darius Slay will be fun to watch this upcoming season.
Washington Redskins: Chase Young
Honorable Mention: Cody Latimer, Antonio Gandy-Golden, Thaddeus Moss
This was a no-brainer. Chase Young was arguably the most talented player in the 2020 NFL Draft and the Redskins picked him up at pick #2. He had 16.5 sacks in 2019!!!! He is going to be a force on the defensive end and can't wait to see what he is capable of. The Redskins D-Line is one of the best in the league this upcoming season and many believe that Chase Young is the favorite for Rookie Of The Year. Regardless, the Redskins picked up a playmaker and he will be a great asset for the Redskins in 2020.
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