Eagles get the guy everyone thought they’d get, land Fletcher Cox

For the first time… ever?… the Eagles did what we thought they might do.  They selected DT Fletcher Cox.

For an 8-8 team a year ago, the Eagles don’t really have many holes. Cullen Jenkins is 31 years old, and while he has only been with the team for a year, the Eagles would be smart to find his eventual successor as the team’s under tackle in the Eagles’ wide 9. In the meantime, Cox would serve as outstanding depth in the DL rotation.

Here’s what IgglesBlitz’s Tommy Lawlor had to say about Cox:

Cox measured in at 6’4, 298 at the Combine. Unofficially, he ran 4.79 in the 40 and had a 10-yard split of 1.63. Those numbers would be good for a DE. For a DT, they are off the friggin’ charts.

Cox is officially now my prime target at pick 15. He pretty much already was, but seeing that level of athleticism just solidifies things.

Tommy also posted the following video in a separate post. This was one of Cox’s better games last year, but check out the athleticism. South Carolina basically couldn’t block him unless they double-teamed him:

The compensation? A 4 and a 6.  They get their guy and keep both of their 2’s.  Yes, please.


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  2. Tfizzle says:

    As far as a great all-around defensive tackle, I think he’s a couple years away. As far as a great pass-rusher, he’s there immediately. He has the raw strength combined with good anticipation and size to be a force immediately in the rotation.

  3. Tracer Bullet says:

    he was in the backfield like a bolt of lightning every time they tried to pull or block down. He got pressure and made plays all over the line. I’m happy as a little girl right now.

  4. ICDogg says:

    A 4th and a 6th? That’s 6 Asante Samuels!

  5. Mike says:

    As a Cowboys fan…


    1. deg0ey says:

      I expect that’s what Romo will be saying in the not too distant future, too :p

  6. Immynimmy says:

    Let the penis jokes commence.

  7. DerfDiggy says:

    Great pickup…not a single thing bad to say.

  8. deg0ey says:

    Hey Redskins, I hope Bobby likes runnin’ ’cause these D-Lines be fierce!

  9. Logan says:

    Great trade. Great pick. Eagles will have one hell of a D-Line.

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