The Linc - Eagles Get Defensive On Draft Day 2

Dawkins will retire an Eagle
Brian Dawkins will sign a one-day contract and officially retire an Eagle on Saturday, team sources said. The Eagles have scheduled an 11 a.m. press conference for Dawkins, who announced his retirement from football on Monday

Birds hope DE Curry different from past picks
The Eagles haven't had much success with the defensive ends they've previously drafted in the first four rounds under Andy Reid. Now they're hoping Vinny Curry does what those others couldn't: sack the quarterback.

Mychal Kendricks Scouting Report - SB Nation Philly
Kendricks makes up for his lack of ideal take-on skills with instincts and quickness. So, he beats blockers to the point instead of stacking and shredding. His real value is on third down, though. He can both rush the passer and make plays in coverage.

Nick Foles Scouting Report - SB Nation Philly
While he doesn’t have the pocket mobility you’d like to see in the modern-era quarterback, he can beat pressure with a quick release. He also has a strong arm and above-average accuracy.

Fletcher Cox Selected 12th by the Philadelphia Eagles - For Whom the Cowbell Tolls
Fletcher tonight became the highest Bulldog player drafted in the NFL draft since RB Michael Haddix was taken 8th overall in 1983. DB Walt Harris was the next highest after Fletcher, taken 13th by the Bears in 1996. Fletcher will now join former MSU teammate and current Eagles starting MLB Jamar Chaney on the Philadelphia defense.

Nick Foles slips a bit, but Philadelphia Eagles take him 88th overall - Arizona Desert Swarm
ESPN draft expert Todd McShay said that Foles, who got hit often behind a young offensive line last season for the 4-8 Wildcats, was the best of the seven quarterbacks he rated when hurried and under pressure from opposing defenses.

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