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Finally giving DeSean Jackson a contract extension after a holdout and sometimes contentious 2011 season is just one of the things you can point to in identifying a change in the Eagles' culture. When I found out that the Eagles had moved up in the NFL draft last night, I had to do a double take. I stared extra hard at the screen to make sure what I was seeing wasn’t some imagined mirage. Not only did the Philadelphia Eagles move up in the drafting order, they didn’t use their pick for some reclamation project. Drafting Fletcher Cox showed that they weren’t just offering lip service about taking the best available player. It is customary inPhiladelphiato lament the possibilities of how our favorite football team will blow opportunities in the draft. Will they trade down, sacrificing quality for quantity? Will they trade out of the first round altogether, hoping to strike it rich with the 92 7th round picks they’ve stockpiled? (of course, I kid) Last year the Eagles used their fi...
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