Found April 27, 2012 on Philly Sports Muse:
PLAYERS: Andy Reid
TEAMS: Philadelphia Eagles
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Pro Football Hall of Famer Ray Didinger said that of all of the defensive linemen in this year’s draft, DT Fletcher Cox was the best. That’s high praise. And there was a lot more of it from inside of the Eagles organization. In the lead up to the draft, Cox was described universally as a tremendous athlete. At 6’4, 298 lbs, he ran the 40 in 4.79, amazing speed for a player his size. But Cox doesn’t have speed alone. He combines it with athleticism, talent, intelligence, and ability. Cox’s new employers inside the Eagles organization couldn’t say enough about their newest player. Indeed, their move up 3 spots to get him speaks volumes. Head coach Andy Reid had this to say about Cox: We think that Fletcher Cox is a tremendous player, in particular at the college level. We think that will translate well over into the NFL. He’s a defensive tackle, and he has the speed and athletic ability where he could play outside if needed. He gives us a little flexibility. He’s a ver...
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