DT FLETCHER COX, MISSISSIPPI STATE - Tall, athletic and disruptive, some think he could be one of the best defensive players in the draft. His game would fit well with the Eagles.

DT DONTARI POE, MEMPHIS - The 346-pound defensive tackle impressed with a stunning 4.98-second 40-yard dash at the combine, but his ability didn't translate into big plays on the field.

DT MICHAEL BROCKERS, LSU - Brockers is 6-foot-5 and a powerful force up front but is raw and needs to improve as a pass rusher.

DT JEREL WORTHY, MICHIGAN STATE - He is another big man who can explode into the backfield but, like Brockers, doesn't have the pass rushing skills the Eagles love.

DE MELVIN INGRAM, SOUTH CAROLINA - The all-American is considered the top pass rusher in the draft. His athleticism and versatility means he could play end, linebacker and even some tackle.

DE QUINTON COPLES, NORTH CAROLINA - Listed at 6-6 and 284 pounds, with speed and athleticism, Coples could be a force. But he has been criticized for easing off the gas at times, which could turn off the Eagles.

DE COURTNEY UPSHAW, ALABAMA - Considered a 3-4 outside linebacker by some, Upshaw may find a home as an NFL end because of his ability to get to quarterbacks. He doesn't have a linebacker's coverage skills.

DE NICK PERRY, USC- He is another athletic edge rusher who could play end or linebacker. He had 9 1/2 sacks as a junior as his stock soared.

DE WHITNEY MERCILUS, ILLINOIS - The junior burst onto the scene last season, using his athleticism to notch 16 sacks. But he had just one big year in college.

DE CHANDLER JONES, SYRACUSE - Another explosive pass rusher, analysts see great potential, and Jones' stock has risen late.

- Jonathan Tamari