Apr 26, 2012; New York, NY, USA; NFL commissioner Roger Goodell introduces Fletcher Cox (Mississippi State) as the number twelve overall pick to the Philadelphia Eagles in the 2012 NFL Draft at Radio City Music Hall. Mandatory Credit: Jerry Lai-US PRESSWIRE
Washburn: Cox is "biggest 296 pounder"
"He's such a good athlete," Washburn said not long after the Eagles selected the Mississippi State defensive tackle Thursday night in the NFL draft. "I told Andy [Reid] when I came back from working him out in Starkville, [Miss.] he's the biggest 296 pounder I've ever seen."
Experts weigh in on Cox
Mike Mayock, NFL Network: "This is another rare cat right here. People talk about a 300-pounder, he ran 4.76 at 300 pounds at the combine. And here's the deal with him. He'll be a 21 year old rookie. You can play him inside, you can play him outside. Remember Jim Washburn... with that wide nine, here's what the wide nine means, Jason Babin lines up in Avalon, New Jersey. On the other side, they line up in Los Angeles, California. And somebody in the middle's gotta handle all that space. And that's what this cat's gonna do for them. And it's a great call and a nice move-up by the Eagles."
Fletcher Cox Scouting Report: Eagles Dramatically Upgrade Defensive Interior - SB Nation Philly
This is a unique defender who is capable of being a difference maker with early impact ability on either front line. Athletic tackle with the skill set to become a rookie starter after being battle tested in the tough SEC where he showed dominant talent vs NFL caliber linemen. Athletic defender with impact ability and future Pro Bowl regular.
Caplan on the Samuel trade: 'The Eagles will be better team without him'
Adam Caplan joins the the DNL panel to discuss how the trade of Asante Samuel will affect the Eagles next season.
A seventh for Asante? Eagles have hit there before
Don't worry, Eagles fans. Dave Zangaro argues that the compensation for Asante Samuel didn't matter and that finds can be made in the seventh round.
The NFL Draft Decoded, Part II | | Rolling Stone
Last year I published my basic principles of NFL drafting. Since the draft begins tonight, I thought I’d recap some of them here, plus add a few more that I’ve been tinkering with.