The Eagles send the Jacksonville Jaguars their 15th overall pick in the first round along with their third-round pick (88th overall) and their first sixth-round pick (172nd overall). The Jaguars will look at who is there at pick number seven and probably won't be 100 percent sold on anybody.
They can still get a terrific player with the 15th pick including Quinton Coples, Luke Kuechly, Mark Barron, Kendall Wright and Dontari Poe.
The Eagles should have, and most likely have, been targeting Fletcher Cox for a long time. He is an athletic defensive tackle at just under 300 pounds. He ran the 40 at 4.79 seconds at the combine. He is an extraordinary pass rusher, which is what the Eagles need at defensive tackle.
Cox is one of the most versatile defensive linemen in the draft as well.
He can play both end and tackle, which gives the Eagles some extra depth at defensive end which could eliminate the need for the Eagles to draft an end with five capable players already on the roster.
Cullen Jenkins is a similar player who can play end as well.
With Cox, the Eagles get one of the best pass rushers in the draft. He will fit in well in the their defensive line rotation and could rack up anywhere from five to 10 sacks in his first season.
Keep in mind he won't see many double teams on a line that also consist of Trent Cole, Jason Babin, Cullen Jenkins, Antonio Dixon and Mike Patterson. Plus we don't know how good or bad Brandon Graham will be now that he is finally fully recovered from his ACL injury from 2010.
One final note on the Eagles trading up for the seventh overall pick: If Ryan Tannehill is still on the board and Miami is expecting to select him with their eighth overall pick they would have to send an extra pick or two to swap with the Eagles to ensure they get Tannehill. The Eagles have already worked out Tannehill and Miami would have to be worried that the Eagles would select him there.
That is the beauty of working out as many first round prospects you can regardless of whether you have any interest in taking the player or not.