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NFC Division-By-Division Draft Guide

NFC East

Best Player: Saquon Barkley RB Giants

Saquon is the best player in the draft and no matter where he ended up he'd be the best player in the division. Saquon has un-earthly talent and I really only saw one flaw in his game (running backwards). Barkley is a beast and is going to be a really good player in New York. I think he will immediately handle the load and get more production than he got in college. I think Barkley will be scoring fantasy points as soon as he hits the field. Barkley is going to be a beast in fantasy football, and in real football.

Best Fit: Michael Gallup WR Cowboys

I really like this fit for the new Cowboys receiver, Michael Gallup. Gallup is a very technical player who runs routes similar to Antonio Brown. The big issue with Dez Bryant was two things, his effort and his route running, which is not a problem for Gallup. Michael Gallup is a quiet assassin, he isn't going to start a fight or throw up the X in the end zone. Usually I like those type of players, but this can be really good for Dallas. Gallup is a really good wide receiver that I think can blow out expectations. Michael Gallup is a sleeper that will outshine expectations in Dallas.

Biggest Sleeper: Lorenzo Carter EDGE Giants

Lorenzo Carter is a really good speed rusher. The Giants need some energy and energy on the defense and that is exactly what they're getting with Carter. The Giants traded away star defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul, which left a huge hole. James Bettcher, the Giants Defensive Coordinator, has worked with players like Calais Campbell and Chandler Jones in the past; this puts Lorenzo Carter in a really good position to succeed. I think Carter is a sleeper who was put in the perfect situation.

NFC North

Best Player: Roquan Smith LB Bears

Roquan Smith is the best linebacker in the draft. Smith is a leader that will be the head of the Bears defense for a really really long time. Smith is going into a division that is filled with young running backs and he is going to show Ty Montgomery and Dalvin Cook what's up. Roquan Smith is a phenomenal player and he was a top 3 player in this entire draft class. I love this fit and Roquan Smith will be a beast in Chicago!

Best Fit: Kerryon Johnson RB Lions

The Lions have been in desperate need of a 4-down back ever since Barry Sanders left. Johnson is a great runner in between the tackles and is underrated on the outside. I envy Johnson's patience, when he runs it reminds me of Le'Veon Bell. Johnson had a ton of production at Auburn and will split reps in Mo-Town. Johnson also has a great mentor, Legarrette Blount is a great veteran that has been through it all! Blount can teach Kerryon different techniques and what separates the average teams from the super bowl teams. Kerryon is in great hands and will do well in Detroit.

Biggest Sleeper: Anthony Miller WR Bears

If you follow my page or on my social media accounts, you know how big of an Anthony Miller fan I am. I am a huge advocate for him and I think he will end up as one of the best receivers in Bears history. While he was a second round draft pick, I still consider him a sleeper because he doesn't get talked about. Miller has a diva attitude and plays with similar sass to Steve Smith and Jarvis Landry. The Bears are building something, and I'm all in for it. I think Miller will do better than people think and will form a nice receiving trio with Allen Robinson, and Taylor Gabriel. This dude is a stud!

NFC South

Best Player: Marcus Davenport DE Saints

Marcus Davenport is one of the most raw players I have ever seen coming out of college. At UTSA, Davenport showed some freaky traits. Marcus Davenport has crazy physical traits, but if Dennis Allen can show him some more technique; Cam Newton and Matt Ryan are in for a whirlpool for the rest of their careers. Cam Newton is one of the most physically gifted football players on the planet, the Saints might have just found his kryptonite. Marcus Davenport could potentially be the steal of the first round.

Best Fit: DJ Moore WR Panthers

In 2017 the Panthers number one receiver was Devin Funchess, after that they had Kaelin Clay, Brenton Bersin, and Mose Frazier. I think it is safe to say that Carolina was in desperate need of a receiver, and that is exactly what DJ Moore provides them with. DJ Moore has solid size and is extremely physical. Norv Turner will be able to use him all over the place and I think he is going to be Cam Newton's number one receiver this season. With Cam healthy and Christian MCcaffrey coming into his second year, the Panthers could be a sleeper super bowl pick next season.

Biggest Sleeper: Ronald Jones RB Buccaneers

Again, I hate to go with a second round pick as a sleeper, but he just doesn't get the attention he deserves. When watching film I thought he was the most elusive player I saw all year. He is the type of player that pops out on to the screen, you don't have to find his number. Jones is also in a great position to succeed; the only other notable running back on the roster is Peyton Barber. I think Jones will get a ton of production rookie year, and be a threat to catch the ball out of the backfield. With the addition of Jones, I don't think Jameis Winston will have as much pressure and he will do much much better. Jones will be big-time in Tampa Bay!

NFC West

Best Player: Josh Rosen QB Cardinals

Josh Rosen was the best quarterback in the draft and ended up in the perfect system for him to succeed. Rosen gets to learn from Sam Bradford and won't have to start immediately. Rosen also has a great supporting cast around him with one of the best running backs, receiver, and defense. Rosen will have Mike McCoy, a proven offensive coordinator, to work with and develop his skills. I am very excited to see what happens with Josh Rosen.

Best Fit: Christian Kirk WR Cardinals

Christian Kirk gets to sit and learn from Larry Fitzgerald. People associate Kirk as just a slot receiver, but he's much much more than that. Fitz will teach him things that no one else can because Fitz can play every receiver position. Similar to Josh Rosen, Kirk will also have Mike McCoy who's coached receivers like Keenan Allen, Demayrius Thomas, and Emmanuel Sanders. Kirk will also get to learn from Patrick Peterson in the return game. Christian Kirk fell to a perfect spot in Arizona.

Biggest Sleeper: Fred Warner LB 49ers

The NFL is moving to an age where Linebackers are fast and can cover, just look at guys like Deion Jones and Kwon Alexander. The one thing that those guys don't have on their side is height. Fred Warner has that ability and he is 6'3. Fred Warner may be the newest version of a hybrid linebacker. Warner is also in a position to do very well, his defensive coordinator has worked with some of the best linebackers like Bobby Wagner and Telvin Smith. Fred Warner will pair up with Reuben Foster and potentially have the deadliest linebacker duo in the NFL.

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