1. Corner Back
While rookies Chidobe Awuzie and Jourdan Lewis have flashed this season the starting cornerback duo of Orlando Scandrick and Anthony Brown have been a major liability for the Cowboys this season. The Cowboys pass defense has been burnt by big plays downfield far too often this season. Adding a talented boundary corner should be on the Cowboys radar this offseason.
It seems that every year Cowboy’s linebacker Sean Lee goes down with some kind of injury and the Cowboys defense takes a nose dive. Lee has proven to be unreliable due to his fragility and the Cowboys other linebackers are just average defenders. Adding some insurance for Lee or simply adding another talented player to line up next to him would help the Cowboys defense out immensely.
3. Wide Receiver
Dez Bryant is still a very good receiver but the Cowboys have failed to find him a reliable option opposite him. Terrance Williams has been streaky at best and guys like Cole Beasely and Ryan Switzer are slot options. We have seen Dak Prescott struggle at times this season and finding another downfield weapon should help him continue to develop as well as take some pressure off of Bryant.
The Giants quarterback situation is a mess. With his benching it has become apparent that Eli Manning is not the quarterback of the immediate future. The other quarterbacks on the roster, Geno Smith and Davis Webb are not likely to be the answer either so the Giants should be looking for a potential franchise quarterback to move forward with.
2. Offensive Line
A big reason for the struggles the Giants have endured this season has been the play of their offensive line. Ereck Flowers has been a huge disappointment after being a high draft pick and outside of center Weston Richburg the rest of the offensive line is manned by journey men and below average players. Upgrading the line would help both their stagnant running game as well as protect whoever is their quarterback moving forward.
Every year during the offseason it seems that the Giants are in need of bringing in new talent at the linebacker position and this year is no different. Their current linebackers are either below average starters or castoffs from other teams. Adding some talent to this position would be a smart move and would supplement the huge investments the Giants have made in their defensive line unit.
1. Wide Receiver
Alshon Jeffery is a pending free agent and the Eagles should do everything they can to retain him long term. Whether they bring Jeffery back or not the Eagles should add another body at the receiver position as Torrey Smith has been a bust signing and the depth behind Jeffery and Nelson Agholor is a little lacking. Adding an outside receiver opposite Jeffery would be advantageous to Carson Wentz’s success moving forward.
2. Corner Back
You can never have too many cornerbacks on your team in the current pass happy NFL and the Eagles are no exception. Ronald Darby is an excellent corner and the big things will be expected from Sidney Jones in his sophomore season and while guys like Jalen Mills and Patrick Robinson have played well at times history has shown that they are average players at best. Adding a top-flight corner would help the Eagles defense take the next step.
3. Offensive Tackle
Jason Peters has put together a hall of fame worthy career but injuries have started to catch up to him and his time as an elite blindside protector is coming to an end. Finding a future left tackle to protect Carson Wentz should be a high priority and grabbing one to groom and learn behind Peters would be a smart move.
Until Kirk Cousins is locked up to a long-term deal quarterback has to be the top priority for the Redskins. They would be wise to lock up Cousins as he has more than proven his worth as a franchise quarterback. If for some reason they decide to move on from Cousins a replacement either from the draft or through free agency.
DJ Swearinger was signed last offseason to man one of the safety positions and this offseason they should look to find a running mate for him at the other safety position as DeAngelo Hall is far past his prime. Finding a rangy ball hawking safety to complement Swearinger’s physical in the box style.
3. Wide Receiver
Coming into the season the Redskins looked pretty well set at the receiver position but with Terrell Pryor’s bust signing and pending free agency some depth could be sorely needed. Finding a receiver who could stretch defenses would be a good compliment to Josh Doctson who is a big possession guy and Jamison Crowder who is an ideal fit in the slot.