Found April 25, 2012 on Eagles Addict:
It’s almost time for the suspense to end, the 2012 NFL draft is just about upon us and Philadelphia Eagles fans will finally get an answer as to who their team truly covets in the first round. Mock drafters and draft analysts everywhere are predicting the Eagles will take a defensive tackle with their first pick in the draft.  Fletcher Cox and Michael Brockers are the two most popular names being thrown around in connection with the birds. More than likely, the Eagles will have to trade up to land Cox but they could probably stand pat and land Brockers at pick No. 15. However, when is the last time you’ve seen the most popular player(s) mocked to the Eagles actually being their pick?  When it comes to the draft, the Eagles are kings at spreading misinformation about who they’re targeting. So far, we’ve heard rumors about the Eagles coveting the following players: Luke Kuechly, Fletcher Cox, Michael Brockers, Ryan Tannehill, Dontari Poe and now even Chandler Jones.  That means it’s l...
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