The Beast gets defensive in first four rounds

I knew that Philadelphia and New York would be re-tooling their defenses in this draft, but I didn't know they would take it to this extreme.

According to Jon D. Kramer of ESPN Stats & Information, NFC East teams went to the defensive side of the ball on 12 of 16 overall picks in the first four rounds. Here's the breakdown:

  • Eagles -- seven picks overall, five on defense

  • Giants -- four picks overall, four on defense

  • Cowboys -- three picks overall, two on defense

  • Redskins -- two picks overall, one on defense