Posts Tagged ‘Fletcher Cox’

Eagles DT Fletcher Cox returned to the field with a heavy heart: “Football got my mind off it.”

Sometimes, caught up in the fervor of football, we forget that there are other things besides it. A player acts a little grumpy during an interview, and we judge. “What’s his deal?” or whatever. We don’t always consider outside factors. So every once in a while, it’s important to realize that football players, like the rest of us, are real people. Sometimes life intervenes. I bring this up because Eagles first-round defensive tackle Fletcher Cox missed the first two days of minicamp to stay back in Yazoo City, Miss., to grieve for his fallen friend, Melvin Baker. A cousin who was Cox’s best friend, Baker died of head and neck trauma a week ago following an accident. And while Cox […]

Brandt’s Hot 100 + 25: Final ranking of top prospects

NFL.com senior analyst Gil Brandt updated his Hot 100, and added 25 bonus prospects.

La Canfora: Tannehill the draft’s key; Cox to Rams?

In his latest draft buzz column, NFL Network insider Jason La Canfora gives us 10 thoughts on the draft as we get closer and closer to Commissioner Roger Goodell calling out Andrew Luck‘s name.

Mayock lowers Poe’s draft ranking: ‘The tape is very average’

For the chorus of fans still impressed by defensive tackle Dontari Poe‘s emphatic performance at February’s NFL Scouting Combine, NFL Network draft guru Mike Mayock has a little reality check.

Fletcher cements status at Mississippi State pro day

A total of 18 teams were on hand Thursday to watch Mississippi State’s pro day, where the performance of DT Fletcher Cox likely cemented his status as a late first-round pick.

Playbook: DT position should be Panthers’ top priority

Ron Rivera’s Carolina Panthers need to improve their run defense through this year’s draft.

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