Dallas Cowboys – The center position
The Cowboys enjoyed a really productive offseason, but Travis Frederick’s decision to retire took the front office by surprise. It goes down as a mild shock Dallas didn’t do more to strengthen its options at center after losing Frederick.
Instead, the Cowboys will rely on either Joe Looney or Tyler Biadasz to take over. Neither guy projects to be a star, but they’ll be propped up by the talent surrounding them on the offensive line. Even so, the Cowboys can’t afford for Dak Prescott to take shots from interior defensive lineman.
Philadelphia Eagles – Old wide receivers
The Eagles like their chances of having a top-10 offense with a healthy Carson Wentz under center. That ignores the struggles of aging wideouts Alshon Jeffery and DeSean Jackson to stay healthy and productive themselves.
Drafting Jalen Reagor in Round 1 should give the offense a much-needed jolt, but it won’t be enough if Jeffery and Jackson miss big chunks of the season due to injury. The Eagles’ season hinges on the health of two unreliable wideouts to an alarming degree.
New York Giants – Lack of pass-rushing talent
There are lots of questions about how Daniel Jones will play for the Giants in 2020, but his performance won’t matter unless the team’s defense improves. That’s going to be difficult without the emergence of a quality pass-rusher.
At the moment, the Giants don’t have an edge rusher that profiles as anything more than average. Someone like Dexter Lawrence or Leonard Williams needs to take a big step forward this season to boost the defense. The odds are stacked against either guy becoming the answer for the Giants.
Washington Redskins – Lack of offensive weapons
The Redskins need to decide whether or not Dwayne Haskins is their long-term answer at quarterback. Unfortunately, they may not have given him enough weapons to properly evaluate him.
Terry McLaurin is a good wide receiver, but the lack of options behind him in Washington are shocking. Combine that with legitimate concerns about the options at left tackle after the Trent Williams trade and it’s difficult to see how Haskins can be efficent in 2020. The Redskins may have set their young quaterback up to fail.