For months, we've been so focused on the Eagles' plan going into the draft without even thinking about another huge factor that should help them:
The rest of the division might be an inept mess at the front office level.
Let's check in on Washington:
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Just talked to a Redskins source who told me Dan Snyder has "taken over the first round of the draft."
The last time that happened the Redskins traded two future No. 1's and a No. 2 to move up for Robert Griffin.— Grant Paulsen (@granthpaulsen) April 24, 2019
For what it's worth and in the interest of the Redskins' side of this...
On my previous tweet: I just talked to Redskins spokesman Tony Wyllie. He says any person saying Dan Snyder has taken over the team's first round decision making is "categorically false."— Grant Paulsen (@granthpaulsen) April 24, 2019
So the Eagles have a power structure with a supportive owner in Jeffrey Lurie who has delegated power to a front office with Howie Roseman and Joe Douglas. Both seem to get along great with each other and with head coach Doug Pederson, creating a sound and cohesive environment.
Meanwhile, the Eagles share a division with two overbearing and meddlesome owners in Dan Snyder and Jerry Jones, not to mention a general manager in New York's Dave Gentleman, who doesn't seem to know what the hell he's doing.
At least you have to give the Cowboys a little credit. Jones is meddlesome, but they've had plenty of good draft picks over the last few years.
But the Giants have picks No. 6 and 17, while the Skins have No. 15 and might move on up into the top five. Neither of those fanbases should have a high level of confidence those front offices will nail those picks.
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