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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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Now that the Philadelphia Eagles have their shiny new DT Fletcher Cox, who are some players they could target on Day 2 of the 2012 NFL draft?
Lavonte David would look good as an Eagle!! Photo: giantsgab.com
The Eagles currently hold three picks on Day 2: Nos 46, 51 and 88. There are several good players still on the board, many of which could be potential targets. I’m going...
The latest buzz amongst Philadelphia Eagles beat writers, fans, bloggers and draftniks is now that Asante Samuel is gone, the team will look to replace him with an early-round pick (first or second round) in the 2012 NFL draft .
Call me crazy, but I just don’t agree.
We’ve known all along that Samuel would likely be traded before the draft, or during the draft...
One round down, six round to go. Tonight is the second and third rounds of the NFL Draft, which I can guarantee will be more interesting than the first round. The first round of the draft is usually pretty obvious with little to no surprises.
While I was wrong with what player I thought the Eagles would select, I did get the position correct. The Philadelphia Eagles traded up to...
I got my hands on the Eagles’ draft party, and while you had to pay for food, it was a good barometer of Eagles’ fans.
The number one (unofficial) Sean Young gave his thumbs up on the Eagles pick of Flectcher Cox at the 12th overall pick.
“I love the pick,” an enthusiastic Young said, after being shown on ESPN.
The Eagles traded the 15th overall, a fourth and sixth round...
It’s draft day–who’s excited?! In a few hours, we will shift from trying to anticipate the Eagles’ first round draft pick to dissecting their selection.
But until then, let’s enjoy the last few moments of speculation.
Draft expert Mike Mayock of the NFL Network released his one and only mock draft yesterday, and on it he had Philadelphia selecting a player that some may...
The Eagles have announced that they will retire Brian Dawkins' No. 20 jersey during a home game next season. Dawkins will be the eighth Eagle to have his number retired.
Per an official release from the Philadelphia Eagles, here is a summary of the team's selections and moves from Day 2 of the 2012 NFL Draft.
The Eagles' selections in the 2nd and 3rd rounds:
The Philadelphia Eagles made the following moves last night:
· Selected LB Mychal Kendricks (2nd round - 46th overall)
· Traded the 51st pick to the...
The Philadelphia Eagles have selected Miami offensive tackle Brandon Washington with the 200th overall pick in the NFL draft.
Washington was chosen with Philadelphia's second pick in the sixth round. The 6-foot-4, 325-pound Washington started 25 games at Miami and projects as a guard in the NFL.
Scouting reports say Washington is a versatile lineman with size and strength and...
After a successful Round One of the NFL Draft with picking up DT Fletcher Cox, the Philadelphia Eagles have 3 picks in Day 2 of the Draft.
Round Overall Notes
2 46 own selection
2 51 from Arizona
Another potential sleeper in this year's draft, Kentucky's Danny Trevathan:
Great speed and pursuit on plays. Trevathan has great fundamentals and is a tackling machine, as he led the SEC and ranked #5 nationally. He also was mentioned for All-American awards. He will add to any team’s linebacker depth chart.
Small at 6’0”. If he...