Draft Rewind 2012 – Fletcher Cox – Philadelphia Eagles

What Ourlads NFL Scouting Services said about FLETCHER COX: Mississippi State, 6040 298 4.79. Junior entry. Two-and-a-half year starter who is athletic and versatile enough to play inside at tackle or outside on the edge of the defense. Quick and strong power rusher when he goes up the middle. Good surge to get by the offensive tackle. Uses the power rush and changes things up with good hand use of a rip and arm over. Can stop and stack the run at the point. Sheds his blocker and accelerates to the ball in a short area. Will line up outside and a tight end will try to block him – a total mismatch. Good change of direction. Battles from snap to whistle pushing the pocket. Active in long and short pursuit. Takes good angles. Hustler with good chase speed. Good functional movement in long pursuit. Breaks on thrown ball. Good job of reading blocks, footwork, and the ability to play with leverage. Blocked field goal attempt with his push and long arms. Closes down laterally and makes play quickly. Played linebacker in high school. Good instincts to read and react. SEC defensive lineman of the week four times. Naturally strong in his upper and lower body. Explosive in his play. A hard hitting tackler who stops the ball carrier immediately. 2011 stats: 56 tackles, 14.5 TFL, 5 sacks, 1 FF, 1 FR. Edge speed:left 2.18, right 2.26. OSR:4/27. First round. (A-34 1/2, H-10 3/8, BP-30, 10-1.65).

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