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Draft Reaction: Philadelphia selects DT Fletcher Cox

With the Redskins and Cowboys making the two biggest splash trade ups of the draft, the tenuous hold the Eagles enjoyed over their division was being threatened by their rivals.  By dealing two Day 3 picks to move up and select Fletcher Cox, the Eagles have now matched wits with the Redskins and the Cowboys.

Cox was a top ten talent who the Eagles seized when they got him at the 12th selection.  He’s got a relentless motor and he can rush the passer from the guard level.  He gives them the flexibility to move on from DT Cullen Jenkins contract at the end of the season if they so choose.  And he can also provide the pass rush the Eagles are no longer sure they can get from 2010 first round pick Brandon Graham has been knocked down by injuries.

Fletcher Cox is going to love playing for DL coach Jim Washburn.  Just not as much as Washburn will love coaching Cox.

Philadelphia Eagles Proces Points: 7

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