Eagles draft picks who became the cream of the crop: 2012


We’re at the seven-day mark now! How are you feeling?? I get it, the anxiety is through the roof knowing that the Eagles will be making the first-round selection in just seven days. So how about we continue our cream of the crop series? So far, in 2009 we had LeSean McCoy, 2010 belonged to Brandon Graham, and 2011 was the Jason Kelce Edition.

Now the year is 2012 and the Eagles drafted some prospects that would be a big part of their 2017 Super Bowl run but what would that run have been like without their star defensive tackle??

I know what you’re thinking. Nick Foles was the Super Bowl MVP, but let’s not forget that it was the pressure of the pass rush that sealed the victory. Cox has been a phenomenal addition to the franchise since entering in 2012. While Cox has had his fair share of down statistical years, no one can deny the impact that has on the Eagles defense.

Cox is a five-time pro bowl DT, a first-team all-pro, and is absolutely one of the top 10 Eagles of all time. He’s currently ranked 7th on the Eagles all-time list of most sacks in franchise history which is led by great company. Cox will continue to be one of the top forces on the defensive line for years to come and now gets the help he’s been searching for in Hargrave and hopefully a healthy Malik Jackson.

Cox is now entering his ninth season in the league at the age of 29 in which may be a pivotal year for the defensive lineman. Cox can really solidify himself as one the all-time greats if he continues to make the impact he’s having accompanied by the numbers. With the new pieces surrounding him, that idea may not be farfetched at all.

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