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First-round pick, No. 91 Fletcher Cox
Who has two thumbs and is excited about the Philadelphia Eagles’ new incoming draft class?
From first-round selection Fletcher Cox to the signing of unrestricted free-agent Cliff Harris, the Eagles are bringing in a bunch of talented young prospects.
Along with Cox, linebacker Mychal Kendricks and cornerback Brandon Boykin also expect to compete for starting spots during training camp and have a major impact during the season.
As a defensive tackle, Cox fits the mold for Jim Washburn’s wide-nine scheme perfectly. Not only will he make an immediate impact against the run, but also has the versatility to move outside on passing downs. Washburn is so excited to have Cox that he’s gone as far as to claim, “When God made him (Cox), he meant him to play in this system.”
Although Kendricks is short at 5’11”, he is athletic enough to be a pass-rusher and stick with tight ends in coverage.
Seventh-round pick Bryce Brown is a running back who I previously thought would be a good fit in Philly’s offense and provide them with a different running style.
Andy Reid has received high praise for his haul of talent, and I expect every single one of them to contribute during their first year.