As the Eagles 2009 training camp comes to a close, one of the standout players has been rookie linebacker Moise Fokou. Fokou, a seventh-round pick, came into camp part of a loaded linebacker corps, and has ascended to the second-team strong side linebacker on the official depth chart.
"He's got a skill set of strength and quickness and then he's got a very serious approach to the game," said defensive coordinator Sean McDermott. "That's big for a rookie, to come in and have that background and really not have to learn that part of it. It's a step in the right direction."
Indeed, Fokou credits his work off the field as much as his work on the field for his rise up the linebacker ladder.
"I've been staying in my playbook," Fokou said, "And once you get that part down, I think it allows your natural athleticism to come out because you're not thinking so much on the field, you're just reacting."
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-- Posted by Bo Wulf, 6:18 p.m., August 11