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NFC East QB Picture Could Look Very Different After the Draft

Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to Draft Day. One of the most wild days in the NFL calendar that surprises us year after year. Fake storylines and rumors fill our feeds, surprising trades ruin every available, and things that we believe to be true change at the last second. Of course, one of the most intriguing things to watch during the Draft is the search from a handful of teams for a franchise .

While the are worried about paying their guy, a couple of teams in their division are concerned about getting a quarterback for the future. The should be ready to prepare for life after and the need to find an exciting young player if they don't want to depend on and/or Colt McCoy.

This year's QB class doesn't look as good as last year's, but there are a few intriguing prospects worth considering. (Oklahoma) is expected to go to Arizona at the first pick but he isn't the only QB expected to be drafted in the . (Ohio State), Drew Lock (Missouri) and (Duke) have all made appearances in many first round .

So what could the Redskins and Giants do to change how the four starting quarterbacks of the division look like?

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Duke QB Daniel Jones (Grant Halverson / Getty Images)

New York Giants

Holding the sixth overall pick in today's , the Giants look like the perfect candidate to draft a quarterback. Last year, they had a similar opportunity sitting at number two but decided to go for the surefire prospect in RB . A year later, fans and analysts still question whether that was the right call or not. They took a top-tier player but didn't address the most important position in football. The bottom line is Barkley killed it in his first year in the NFL and even won the award.

This year though, it could be time for them to stop passing on quarterbacks and take advantage of their position in the Draft. The name that's been the most linked to the Giants is Dwayne Haskins. from Bleacher has even said the Giants have done more work on him than any other team out there. A big surprise in the mock draft universe came a few days ago when Daniel Jeremiah mocked Daniel Jones at #6 to the Giants instead of Haskins.

The Giants could not have an easy task ahead of them if they do want Haskins. The at #4 are a threat to draft a QB along with many other teams that could be willing to up for the Ohio Sate product. Don't be surprised if the Giants need to move up to secure their guy.

The question remains: Does Giants GM Dave Gettleman want to be aggressive and draft a signal-caller even with Eli Manning still playing? Some say he will, some say he won't. We'll have to wait and see.

Washington Redskins

The Redskins are far more intriguing than the Giants. First of all, they hold the 15th pick. If they want to draft a first round quarterback, chances are they'll be forced to trade up. Although every year we think quarterbacks won't go early, there's a reason why most are taken by teams that traded up to get in position.

If the Raiders end up pulling a big-time trade during the Draft to get into the Top 5, we know what position they'll be looking at. Whether it's Haskins at the top of the round or Lock or Jones a bit later, make no mistake about it. The Redskins could be searching for a QB. Keenum isn't the answer and neither is McCoy. With 's playing career being in question, looking for a quarterback only makes sense.

Then there's Josh Rosen. Assuming the Cardinals do what has been expected all along and take Murray, Rosen is going to get traded. Both the Giants and the Redskins could be among the potential destinations for the 2018 first-round pick.

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The and the Dallas Cowboys are the favorites to be the contenders within the East division. However, we can't ignore the fact that the Redskins were doing pretty well prior to Alex Smith's in 2018. The Giants didn't do well, but they've gone a long way in improving their and count with a great in Saquon. Both teams could look very different with a change at QB.

If they do end up drafting a rookie QB or going after Josh Rosen, the QB picture could become one of the most intriguing and promising ones in the entire NFL. Then we'd be talking about one of the most competitive divisions in the league.

Mauricio Rodriguez
Mauricio Rodriguezhttps://www.facebook.com/PrimeroCowboys/
I love to write, I love football and I love the Dallas Cowboys. I've been rooting for America's team all the way from Mexico ever since I can remember. If you want to talk football, I'm in... You'll find me at @MauNFL.

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