What positions should the teams in the NFC East look to address in the 2023 NFL Draft?
In the 2022 regular season, the NFC East did what the much-hyped AFC West could not. They were the best division in the NFL, compiling a record of 43-23-2. This was the third-best win percentage for a division in NFL history, and ultimately resulted in three playoff berths.
The Philadelphia Eagles earned the first-round bye behind the dynamic Jalen Hurts, who put up a MVP caliber campaign in his second season as the Eagles starter. The Dallas Cowboys weathered Dak Prescott’s league-leading 15 interceptions (in only 12 games) by leaning on their 9th-ranked rushing offense and league-leading performance in defensive takeaways (33).
The New York Giants were a surprise this year, as first-year head coach Brian Daboll led an improbable turnaround from a 4-13 record in 2021 to a 9-7-1 record in 2022. Daniel Jones had his finest season as a pro and Saquon Barkley again looked like the workhorse back who took the league by storm as a rookie in 2018. The Commanders were competitive under Ron Rivera once again, led by their 3rd-ranked defense. A few pieces in Washington could go a long way in developing a playoff team (more on that later).
On Super Wildcard Weekend, Dallas took care of Tampa Bay and the Giants pulled off the upset over the Minnesota Vikings, keeping all three NFC East teams in the postseason for now. This weekend, we will see the Giants and Eagles match up for the third time this year. The future is bright for the NFC East, but all four franchises are facing different challenges when they do eventually enter the offseason. Let’s look ahead at how they can further grow their roster through the 2023 NFL Draft.