After all of the speculation about Fletcher Cox going as early as sixth overall in the NFL draft, he slipped past the first 11 teams, and the Eagles traded up to get their guy. The best fit for the wide-nine scheme in the entire draft is now a Philadelphia Eagle.
The Eagles sent a fourth-round and a sixth-round pick to move up three spots. They kept all of their picks in the first three rounds and still were able to move up and get the best fit for their defense.
He will team up with the likes of Trent Cole, Jason Babin, Cullen Jenkins and Mike Patterson on the line.
Cox is an athletic freak who comes into a great situation, surrounded by plenty of talent and a scheme that fits his skill set. This is one of the few first-round picks in the Andy Reid era that all Eagles fans can agree with.
The Eagles still have seven picks left, including three on Friday and four on Saturday. They aren't a team with any pressing needs, but they still have a few areas that need to be addressed.
They are in good position to make a return to the playoffs in 2012, especially if they can get a few impact players in the next two rounds and a few more players that can fight for a roster spot and eventually battle for a starting job down the road.