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Philadelphia Eagles LB Trent Cole was reared as a right defensive end in a traditional four-linemen system, Cole recorded 57 sacks in his first six seasons. He was drafted in the fifth round out of Cincinnati in 2005 and was a big part of the defensive line. Then the Eagles abandoned the 4-3 scheme when they fired Andy Reid and hired Chip Kelly, who in turn hired Billy Davis to implement a 3-4, despite lacking the perfect personnel for it. Cole was a good candidate to move to outside linebacker and rush the passer standing up, and the coaching staff have been pleased with the results.
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