Projecting the Eagles 2015 First Round Pick: Defense

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Nov 10, 2014; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Philadelphia Eagles defensive end Fletcher Cox (91) sacks Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton (1) at Lincoln Financial Field. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Defensive End 

This is the “least important” need on the list because the Eagles have a good amount of talent, though left end Cedric Thornton is scheduled to become a free agent after the season.

Vinny Curry is the ideal first man off the bench for the defensive line, but I can’t see Philadelphia handing him the keys to a full-time starting role. Still, I expect Thornton to be re-signed to a modest three-year contract to glue together the line. The real money will go where it should, and that’s directly into Fletcher Cox’s pockets.

2015 Draft Need: 5.5/10

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