Less than a day after selecting Mississippi State defensive tackle Fletch Cox with the No. 12-overall pick in the 2012 NFL Draft, the Philadelphia Eagles introduced their new member to the media on Friday in Philly. The 6-foot-4, 298-pound defensive line answered dozens of questions, and all of his answers were framed around being ready to compete for a starting position.
"Nowadays, it’s all about competition," said Cox. "The game of football is really competitive. I’m looking forward to competing against everyone on the defense."
The Yazoo City, Ms. native also said he's ready to transition for a small-town to a big-city life.
"I love the city of Philadelphia and I think our players do. We love playing in front of our fans, and I’ve said this to you many times, that our fans are right on. If we’re stinking the place up, they’re going to let us know, and if we’re doing great they’re going to let us know. Most of all, they show up, support, and want us to be good. This is just another piece of that puzzle that is going to allow us to be a great football team."
However, in the end it was all about football and Cox said he's ready to get after quarterback in the NFC East.
"That’s the defensive line’s job is to get after the quarterback. Coach Washburn told me that you can go look at facts that the Eagles defensive front led the league in sacks. We’ll get after them pretty good."
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