Seattle Seahawks: Stealing one player from every NFC East foe

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Philadelphia Eagles: DT Fletcher Cox

Apart from Aaron Donald (who I already had the Seahawks steal from the Rams), there may not be a better interior pass rusher in the NFL than Fletcher Cox. He’s a pure wrecking ball along the interior, dominating opposing blockers with strength, power and tenacity.

Imagine what having him on the defensive line would do for the Seahawks.

At this moment, there aren’t any edge players who strike fear in opposing offensive linemen. Jarran Reed is a solid interior presence, but even he’s coming off an underwhelming 2019 campaign that saw him take a sizable step back from his breakout 2018 season. Put simply, more game-changers are needed along the defensive front.

Cox perfectly fits the bill. Over the last three seasons, he’s totaled 202 pressures, 61 quarterback hits, and 19.5 sacks. For a defensive tackle, those are some impressive numbers. Despite heading into his age-29 season, he’s still one of the best in the business at making life miserable for interior blockers.

Heading into 2020, the Seahawks offer a solid starting duo of Reed and Poona Ford at defensive tackle. However, the depth behind them is dangerously thin. Adding Cox to the mix would give them an All-Pro caliber defensive tackle who can make life that much easier for the rest of Seattle’s defense.