News: The Eagles knew their run defense stunk last year, so they addressed it in the NFL Draft. They took Mississippi State defensive tackle Fletcher Cox with a first-round pick and Cal linebacker Mychal Kendricks with their first second-round choice. They backed those picked up with Marshall defensive end Vinny Curry and Georgia cornerback Brandon Boykin. Cox and Kendricks figure to be starters right away while Curry should work his way into the D-line rotation eventually while Boykin could develop into a nickelback down the line.
Analysis: We like Kendricks long term but can't get behind Cox knowing that he won't put up stats on a regular basis. Curry is worth a late-round flier in rookie-only drafts but that's it. We wouldn't draft Boykin in any Fantasy format.