2. Fletcher Cox
The idea of having Grady Jarrett and Fletcher Cox working together on the inside would have been a great fit two or three years ago. However, Fletcher is headed into his 12th season and will be overvalued based on what the Eagles accomplished this past season and how great he has been throughout his career. Atlanta’s issue with this signing is both the fall off in production from Fletcher due to age and the lack of a perfect defensive line the veteran had in Philly.
Fletcher has 65 career sacks and has been a consistent disrupter helping the Eagles go on two deep playoff runs and win a memorable Super Bowl with Nick Foles at quarterback. Fletcher appears to be a great teammate and leader and could still have great seasons ahead of him.
The risk vs. reward for the Falcons still should have the team avoiding a player whose best football is likely behind him if the defensive lineman leaves a perfect situation with the Eagles.