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2012 NFL Mock Draft: Philadelphia Eagles Select Fletcher Cox, DT, Mississippi State

In Sports Illustrated's latest 2012 NFL Mock Draft, Don Banks projects the Philadelphia Eagles will use the 15th pick in the 2012 NFL Draft to select Fletcher Cox, a defensive tackle from Mississippi State.

The Eagles are another team that could take Barron, but I'm sticking with Cox because of how much value there is in having a deep defensive line rotation in the NFC East (see Giants, New York). I've moved Cox ahead of LSU's Michael Brockers on the consensus opinion that he's more NFL-ready in 2012.

Philadelphia addressed one of its weaknesses on Wednesday by signing left tackle Demetress Bell, so the Eagles will be able to address other issues in the draft. In an NFC East that will likely feature starting quarterbacks Eli Manning, Tony Romo and Robert Griffin III during the upcoming season, defensive line play will be a must.

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