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NFC East Rookie Watch: Philadelphia Eagles

The path to the , starts first by running the East. To do that, the will have to best the , the and the Philadelphia Eagles.

Today, we look at the Philadelphia Eagles’ draft picks that could be the biggest problem for the Cowboys. Believe me this wasn’t easy, because even when I put my bias aside, I’m not sure that the Eagles hit home runs on any of their draft picks. But, I have to be fair, so we’ll look at , Isaac Seumalo and Alex McCalister.

Carson Wentz is a big, strong and athletic QB with a good arm, but like any , it’s hard to tell if his play will translate into the NFL. One of his biggest problems is that he gets caught locking in on a target. Experienced players like or will see that from a mile away.

He also tends to float the ball when throwing down field. That could lead to an interception if Byron “Jump” Jones is nearby.

Wentz is still in a developmental phase and could turn out to win the starting job in 2016. But if he falls short of being the long-term answer, the Eagles will be in lots of trouble for the next decade. They sold the farm to the Browns for the second overall pick to acquire Wentz.

Isaac Seumalo was one of the best guards against the pass protection in the 2016 Draft. He’s a triple threat who can play , and , as he did in college .

A great offensive linemen could be a bit of a nightmare for this Cowboys’ front, seeing as the is their achilles heel. Fortunately for the Cowboys, they picked up , former Eagles , to compete with him.

The Cowboys also have a lot of young promising talent too in and , depending on where Seumalo plays. - Auto Draft

The best acquisition by the Eagles was the hiring of as a . The guy has a head for . In addition to finishing fourth in yards allowed last year with the , their defense led the NFL with 52 .

That’s what makes Alex McCalister, their 7th round pick, someone to keep an eye on. The 6’6” 239 pound DE is a good athlete who could get even better under Schwartz.

 - Auto DraftThat being said, he doesn’t possess NFL ready instincts and is still a major project. With few premium draft picks, the Eagles weren’t able to take advantage of the array of defensive linemen available so they settled for McCalister.

And, lucky for us, the have the best in football.

The Eagles spent a lot to acquire their QB, and found help for their offensive line and defense, but it’s nothing the Cowboys can’t handle.

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Written by Dante Giannetta

I was born and raised in New York state's Hudson Valley and now attend school in New Jersey. Although I live in Montclair, my heart will always have a soft spot for Dallas, Texas. As an intern for Inside the Star, I now have a legitimate reason for the Cowboys to consume my life. Before, I was just a Cowboy fan with no life ... and very concerned parents. When I'm not writing about the Cowboys, I enjoy reading, seeing plays, creative writing, watching TV, and making my friends and family laugh.

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