Saturday, December 20, 2014

Meet the Eagles' draft picks

Here is a capsule look at the newest Eagles, acquired in the draft.

Meet the Eagles' draft picks

The Eagles selected defensive tackle Fletcher Cox in the first round of the NFL Draft.  (Michael Bryant / Staff Photographer)
The Eagles selected defensive tackle Fletcher Cox in the first round of the NFL Draft. (Michael Bryant / Staff Photographer)

Here is a capsule look at the newest Eagles, acquired in the draft.

To read about the 12 undrafted free agents signed Sunday, click here.

To read Domo's NFL Draft grades, click here.

FLETCHER COX

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Pick: Round 1, 12th overall

Position: Defensive tackle

School: Mississippi State

Height, weight: 6-4, 298

Born: Dec. 13, 1990

Hometown: Yazoo City, Miss.

On Twitter: @fcoxx_94

You should know: First-team All-SEC as a junior with 56 tackles and five sacks … Career numbers: 114 tackles, 24.5 tackles for loss and 8.5 sacks in 36 games with 27 starts … Blocked five kicks … As a sophomore, played in 12 games with 29 tackles, 6.5 tackles for loss and 2.5 sacks … Earned All-SEC freshman honors … At the combine, ran the 40-yard dash in 4.79 and muscled 30 reps on the bench press at 225 pounds … Defensive line coach Jim Washburn calls him the "biggest 298-pounder I've ever seen" … Will wear No. 91 … From a small town known as the "Gateway to the Mississippi." Yazoo City has a population of 14,550 people.

MYCHAL KENDRICKS

Pick: Round 2, 46th overall

Position: Linebacker

School: Cal

Height, weight: 5-11, 23

Born: Sept. 28, 1990

Hometown: Fresno, Calif.

On Twitter: @MychalKendricks

You should know: Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Year after his senior year, leading team in tackles with a career-high 106 along with two interceptions and three sacks in 13 games … Finished his collegiate career with 258 tackles, 13.5 sacks, seven fumbles recoveries and four interceptions … Second-team All-Pac 10 as a junior while ranking among conference and national leaders with 8.5 sacks … Second on the team in tackles with 71 … Was a star running back in high school … Father Marvin led UCLA in rushing in 1970 and '71. Brother Eric is a redshirt freshman at UCLA … Fourth Cal player on the roster (Nnamdi Asomugha, DeSean Jackson and Mike Gibson). There also are four players from Cincinnati on the roster.

VINNY CURRY

Pick: Round 2, 59th overall

Position: Defensive end

School: Marshall

Height, weight: 6-2, 266

Born: June 30, 1988

Hometown: Neptune, N.J.

On Twitter: @MrGetFlee99

You should know: First player from Marshall drafted by the Eagles since the selection of Norman Willey in 1950. Looking to become fourth Marshall player in Eagles history, joining Willey, Mike Bartrum and Steve Sciullo … Grew up a huge Eagles fan and said it was the best day of his life to be at the NovaCare on Saturday to watch one of his favorite players, Brian Dawkins, announce his retirement … Conference USA Defensive Player of the Year as a senior … For his career, 26 sacks, 49 tackles for loss, 10 forced fumbles … First-team All-Conference USA has a junior … Has five siblings … Lists bowling as one of his hobbies.

NICK FOLES

Pick: Round 3, 88th overall

Position: Quarterback

School: Arizona

Height, weight: 6-6, 243

Born: Jan. 20, 1989

Hometown: Austin, Texas

On Twitter: @NFoles8

You should know: Sixth quarterback drafted in the Andy Reid era and third selected in the third round or higher (Donovam McNabb and Kevin Kolb … Highest Arizona QB to be drafted into the NFL since the Detroit Lions selected Eddie Wilson in the second round (24th overall) in 1962 … Arizona's career leader in passing yards (10,011), touchdowns (67), attempts (1,369) and completions (933) … Threw for a school single-season record 4,334 yards as a senior with 28 TDs … Began his career at Michigan State … Broke Drew Brees' passing records at Westlake High (5,658 passing yards, 56 TDs). Was also a top basketball prospect, drawing interest from Baylor, Georgetown and Texas.

BRANDON BOYKIN

Pick: Round 4, 123rd overall

Position: Cornerback

School: Georgia

Height, weight: 5-9, 182

Born: July 13, 1990

Hometown: Fayetteville, Ga.

On Twitter: @BrandonBoykin2

You should know: Stock fell because of concerns about two concussions suffered in college and a broken leg at the Senior Bowl. He said he should be ready shortly<EN>.<TH>.<TH>.<EN>Recipient of the 2011 Paul Hornung Award as a senior, which is given out annually to the most versatile player in college football. Saw time at cornerback, kickoff returner, punt returner, running back, "wildcat" quarterback, kickoff team, punt team, and even holder during his career at UGA … Started in 38 of 53 games with 159 tackles, 20 tackles for loss, nine interceptions, 27 passes defended and two forced fumbles … School records in kickoff returns (110), yards (2,663) and TDs (four) … Averaged 12.9 yards on 14 punt returns, including one score … Second-team All-SEC as a senior with 55 tackles and 11 tackles for loss (most among defensive backs) … Gained 1,203 all-purpose yards.

DENNIS KELLY

Pick: Round 5, 153rd overall

Position: Offensive tackle

School: Purdue

Height/weight: 6-8, 321

Born: Jan. 16, 1990

Hometown: Chicago Heights, Ill.

On Twitter: @DennisKelly68

You should know: Will be second-tallest player on Eagles, behind 6-9 King Dunlap … Team co-captain as a senior … Named Purdue's offensive MVP as a junior. Started in all 12 games and helped anchor an offensive line that blocked for a school-record five consecutive games of 200-plus rushing yards … Academic All-Big Ten as a junior … Was not invited to the scouting combine … Reid said, "When he walks in the room, he's one of those where the light dims down a little bit because he's a big human being."

MARVIN McNUTT

Pick: Round 6, 194th overall

Position: Wide receiver

School: Iowa

Height, weight: 6-2, 216

Born: July 4, 1989

Hometown: Florissant, Mo.

On Twitter: @McNutt7wr

You should know: Reid joked the Eagles had an inside source because Juan Castillo's son, Greg, is a defensive back at Iowa and played against McNutt in practice. "He is a big, physical receiver with great hands, a good character kid, and is very strong with the ball," Reid said. "When you watch him, he is a very smooth athlete who is big. I think when he timed, it was like, 'Whoa, he looked even faster there than he did in the game' " … Did not play football until his sophomore year of high school because of asthma … Had scholarship offers in football, basketball and baseball … Converted from quarterback following his freshman season and became Iowa's all-time leading receiver with 2,861 yards and 28 touchdowns on 170 receptions (second in school history) … First-team All-Big Ten as a senior with conference-best 1,315 yards and school record 12 TDs …

BRANDON WASHINGTON

Pick: Round 6, 200th overall

Position: Guard

School: Miami (Fla.)

Height, weight: 6-2, 320

Born: Aug. 13, 1988

Hometown: Miami, Fla.

On Twitter: @B_Wash72

You should know: Started all 13 games at left guard as a junior; started all 12 games at left tackle as a senior … Ranked second on the team with 56 pancake blocks as a junior … Played in 13 games as a sophomore, mainly on the placekicking unit … Played his senior season in high school at Northwestern High in Miami, which won the state and national championship … Struggled at tackle last season, but played well as a guard, which is where the Eagles will use him. "He's a very, very good athlete and you'll see he's chipper on his feet, has very good length to his arms, and he's a good bender and has good hips," Reid said.

BRYCE BROWN

Pick: Round 7, 229th overall

Position: Running back

School: Kansas State

Height, weight: 6-foot, 223

Brown: May 14, 1991

Hometown: Wichita, Kan.

You should know: A Parade All-American in high school, he took a bit of a circuitous route through college. Began at Tennessee, where he ran for 460 yards as a freshman (104 of those yards game in his debut against Western Kentucky). Following a coaching change, he transferred to Kansas State to play with his older brother, Arthur. Sat out 2010 under NCAA rules, played in the 2011 opener (16 yards on three carries). He suffered an ankle injury and then left the team … Eagles coach Andy Reid said he had a close friend on the K-State staff and believed Brown was not "all-in" after his transfer. Reid said the team brought him in for a workout and spent "a lot of time" evaluating him and decided to use a seventh-round pick on him rather than getting into a bidding war as an undrafted free agent. "He has all the talent in the world, it is just a matter of tying things down here," Reid said.<QM><SC108,162><HS-2.5>

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