As our unprecedented fantasy football breakdown of the NFL Draft continues, we turn our attention to winners and losers from each division of the NFL. With new rookies in tow, many veterans are now fighting for their jobs. Some teams also failed to address some key positions, leaving some players with newfound opportunities. We continue our journey today with a look at the winners and losers from the NFC East which is now looking very much like fantasy football heaven for running backs.
Round 1 – Pick 2 (2): Saquon Barkley, RB Penn State
Round 2 – Pick 2 (34): Will Hernandez, G UTEP
Round 3 – Pick 2 (66): Lorenzo Carter, EDGE Georgia
Round 3 – Pick 5 (69): B.J. Hill, DT N.C. State
Round 4 – Pick 8 (108): Kyle Lauletta, QB Richmond
Round 5 – Pick 2 (139): R.J. McIntosh, DT Miami
One of the biggest winners for the Giants was quarterback Eli Manning. While there were plenty of rumors connecting them to Sam Darnold or Josh Rosen with the second overall pick, they ended up going with generational running back Saquon Barkley instead. While they did select Kyle Lauletta in the fourth round, it appears they plan on giving Eli Manning another chance. Rosen and Darnold figured to have pushed Manning for the starting role quicker than Lauletta might. In addition, the offensive line should be able to protect Manning better than they did last year with the selection of talented guard Will Hernandez to go along with the free agent signing of Nate Solder. The threat of Barkley in the backfield and running routes should also open up the field for Manning in the passing game. Eli might be one of the most underrated quarterbacks entering the 2018 season.