These first two Philadelphia Eagles are already Philly legends.
1. Fletcher Cox, defensive tackle.
2012 may have been the Philadelphia Eagles and Howie Roseman’s most successful draft to date. They found Mychal Kendricks, Nick Foles, and Vinny Curry. Not bad, however, none of these players compare to the first-round pick out of Mississippi State, Fletcher Cox. Since his entrance into the NFL, the five-time Pro Bowler has been an unstoppable force and a nightmare that keeps many opposing offensive lines, their position coaches, and their offensive coordinators up at night. His size, speed, and power have toppled some of the best offensive linemen in the league.
Cox has also been a staple of the Eagles defense since being drafted. He’s more than one of the greatest Eagles of all time. He’s also been one of the best defensive tackles in the NFL since his entry. Some fans have expressed their concerns that Cox may be slowing down, isn’t as focused, and may not be the ferocious pass rusher that he once was, but the soon to be 30-year-old is still someone no one wants to block.
2. Jason Kelce, center.
Center Jason Kelce’s career is one the best success stories in the league and for the Philadelphia Eagles. Many teams overlooked the sixth-round pick in the 2011 draft. His overall size made many organizations concerned that he would not be a starting-caliber tackle in this league and, at best, be a second or third-string backup.
Well, as all Iggles fans know, Kelce is one of the best centers in the entire league. The three-time Pro Bowler and three-time All-Pro have made a reputation for himself as one of the toughest and smartest offensive linemen in the league. The veteran’s gritty attitude and love for Philadelphia’s city have him already in the Eagles Hall of Fame, all to include the best Super Bowl speech of all time.