TRADE: With the 12th pick in the draft, the Eagles select…
Fletcher Cox, defensive tackle, Mississippi State (6-4, 295)
The Eagles needed a guy who could create negative plays behind the line of scrimmage, as well as stop plays before they start. Cox is an explosive player with an excellent get-off burst who knows how to knife his way into the backfield. I have some concerns about his pad level and ability to anchor vs. the run game. However, he can bend, extends his arms well and knows how to fend off blocks. Should be an instant upgrade for the Eagles inside.
NFL Ceiling: Top-tier penetrating defensive tackle
NFL Floor: A starter who flashes inside, but is inconsistent vs. the run