Yeah, we went there again. That’s the last time, promise.
The Eagles already had a front four that can be quite petrifying between Jason Babin, Cullen Jenkins, and Trent Cole, and they finished tied for the league-lead in sacks with 50. Now there’s another massive body up front, and it came through the draft’s fifth trade that added to the frenzy of early transactions.
With their crosshairs firmly focused on Mississippi State’s Fletcher Cox, the Eagles move up three spots to No. 12 in a swap with Seattle. The trade also sends fourth- and seventh-round picks to the Seahawks.
Measuring in at 6’4″ and 294 pounds, Cox is ideal for the aggressive downfield pass rushing approach of Philly’s defense, and his combination of size and speed will fit seamlessly into the Wide 9.