Mel Kiper released his latest mock draft today and guess what? He doesn't have Luke Kuechly going to Philly. Instead we've got a new name and a description of the guy that I'm sure many of you will love.
Fletcher Cox, DT, Mississippi St.
No team was softer up the middle than Philly in 2011, and while linebacker is a bigger need, it wouldn't be a very good value here if the board lines up like this. In Cox, you get a player who should be great in the 3-4, a powerful bull-rusher who can collapse the pocket, but also a guy who does a good job against the run and plays with a really high motor. I have wide receiver as another potential need, but the Philly defense needs to be a bigger priority in the draft. The Eagles can target a linebacker in the next round.
If the Eagles took Fletcher Cox, it would be the fifth time in the Andy Reid era that he took a defensive tackle with his top pick.