Eagles Were Very Fortunate To Have Fletcher Cox Fall To 12BREAKING NEWS, Eagles Draft, News, NFLDraft Friday, April 27th, 2012
The Eagles were very fortunate last night with Fletcher Cox falling to the 11th position in the first round and they did a nice job of moving up to get him. I went into the draft believing there was no way they were going to be able to move up and get him.
The Eagles knew it was time to move when the Kansas City Chiefs shocked everybody by taking a huge risk at number 12 when they drafted workout warrior Dontari Poe. He was amazing at the Combine, but was awful during his college career in the mediocre Conference USA.
Cox on the other hand, played passionately during his college career and became a dominant player in the tough Southeastern Conference against the likes of Alabama and LSU.
I believe he’s going to be a tremendous addition to their football team. He can play both the defensive tackle and the defensive end position, plus he gets off on the football.
Cox plays as hard as Trent Cole and Jason Babin, but he’s much bigger at 6’5″ 295 pounds. I like the thought of the Birds getting a very good player who has size. I would like to see them get bigger over time.
I’ve got to give it to Jim Washburn, he demands that his defensive linemen give him what they’ve got and those are the only types of players that he wants to line up for him. Now he’s got a defensive tackle, who gets off the ball like his ends.
You’ve got to give Andy Reid and Howie Roseman credit for a doing a nice job of being aggressive when the opportunity came about they pounced.
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