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NFL Draft: Philadelphia Eagles Draft DT Fletcher Cox

As they’ve done several times during the Andy Reid era, the Philadelphia Eagles once again elected to trade up in the first round. Their target in the 2012 NFL Draft? Mississippi State defensive tackle Fletcher Cox, who I’ve been raving about for weeks.

In a deal with the Seattle Seahawks, the Eagles gave up the #15, #114, and #172 picks in the draft in exchange for the twelfth overall selection.

Cox, along with Luke Kuechly, Michael Floyd, and Mark Barron, has been one of the favorites among Eagles scouts and analysts for the team to pick. He’s been one of the top-rated defensive tackle prospects, a position that will have holes once Antonio Dixo and Derek Landri leave the fold in 2013.

Personally, I love this selection. Cox had an excellent collegiate career, accumulating 56 tackles, 14.5 tackles for loss, and 5.0 sacks during his senior season with the Bulldogs.

He is excellent when it comes to exploding off of the line, penetrating into the backfield, and pursuing ball-carriers all over the field. He has a knack for disrupting plays as well as shedding blocks that is uncanny, and luckily for the Eagles he seems the most NFL-ready at his position.

Grade: A/A+

Stay tuned for more draft updates to come here at Khandyman Sports!

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Categories: Beat Writing, Eagles

Author:Manav Khandelwal

I am the founder of Khandyman Sports, and follow all Philadelphia pro sports teams religiously. I also write for the Hoop76, covering the Sixers for ESPN, and am a credentialed Flyers reporter for Main Line Media News.

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One Comment on “NFL Draft: Philadelphia Eagles Draft DT Fletcher Cox”

  1. April 26, 2012 at 10:11 pm #

    manav is kraazzaaaay

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