Just in cased you missed it, Pro Football Focus showed a little love to the Philadelphia Eagles’ Brandon Graham and Fletcher Cox.
When Pro Football Focus talks (or writes) people take notice, so when they show love to two members of the Philadelphia Eagles, antennas are going to be raised. ‘The Birds’ owe a lot of their recent success to Brandon Graham and Fletcher Cox. In a June 5th article by Sam Monson, both were mentioned among the Top 50 NFL players for 2018.
Cox is one of the wealthiest members of the Eagles’ roster, and he’s signed through the 2022 season. Graham, on the other hand, isn’t signed past the upcoming season, but he, like Cox, figures to, again, be a big part of Philly’s success in 2018.
He’s also a part of Philly’s long-term plans for the future. ‘The Birds’ will have to rearrange some things to free up the money. Even with that being said, Graham is in love with his team and confident a deal will get done.
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Let’s dig right in. Here’s what PFF had to say on Cox who was ranked 26th on the list:
"There may not be a defensive lineman in the NFL with more brute force and power than Cox. The Eagles interior stud has dominated even the best offensive linemen and was the only player to give Zack Martin trouble in 2017. He notched 67 total pressures including the playoffs and averaged more than five total pressures per game in the postseason while also being a formidable run defender. In a crowded position group in today’s league, Cox is still a standout."
Graham edged Cox out by one spot. He landed at number 25. Take a look at what was said:
"Graham has had the two best years of his career over the past two seasons. As part of the most dominant defensive front in football last year, Graham notched 78 total pressures in 2017 including the playoffs to go with the 83 he had the season before. He backed up his overall PFF grade of 93.9 in 2016 with one of 91.6 last season en route to a Super Bowl win. Graham also finally saw his relentless pressure turn into a double-digit sack season, notching 11 in the regular season."
Congrats are in order for both. The 2018 season can’t get here fast enough.