Overview of the Eagles Key Draft Acquisitions
Written by Leslie Branch
The 2012 draft is complete, and everyone agrees that the Eagles did a great job this year. Here are a few of the Eagles’ top picks.
Fletcher Cox, DT, Mississippi State (6-4, 298). This pick alone solidified the Eagles’ 2012 draft as a a success in the minds of fans and critics alike. The 12th overall pick in the 2012 draft, Cox is a large man, and scouts figure he has more room to grow in terms of both size and ability. Cox is a great fit in the Eagles’ wide-9 scheme due to his ability to line up as a defensive tackle as well as a defensive end. The pick also serves to create the sought after buzz-word “competition” in the Eagles’ upcoming training camp. Future sports analysts taking online classes predict that Cox, along with Mike Patterson, Antonio Dixon, and Cullen Jenkins figure to be locks for roster spots, leaving Cedric Thornton and Derek Landri to fight for remaining spots on the defensive line.