The NFL Draft started off with a bang for Oklahoma State, with two players selected in the first 25 picks. There was a bit of a wait for the next selection, but OSU landed two more players in the draft. QB Zac Robinson proved doubters wrong when he was taken by New England in the 7th round. Several...[details]
A tall, good-looking athlete with impressive bulk in his upper body, Cox isn't physical on contact when asked to take on blocks but will fight toward the ball and can come down the line and tackle. He's physical in coverage, does a nice job reading a wide receiver's eyes and goes up and knocks the ball away with his back to the play. He showcases good confidence in jump-ball situations and can hold up physically one-on-one on the outside. He's a gifted athlete with natural balance and footwork in coverage, can quickly get his feet under him and then click and close on the ball. He showcases good closing speed and generates impressive power as a tackler when asked to drive on a receiver after the catch. He wraps up well and finishes with his legs. Cox does a great job turning and running with receivers downfield, possesses impressive straight-line speed and uses his length and explosive leaping ability to high-point the ball. But he isn't technically sound in his drop. He has a tendency to open up his hips too early in his back-pedal and relies on his athleticism to run with receivers from a trail technique. Cox looks more comfortable when asked to play with inside leverage and sidesaddle his way downfield. He possesses impressive closing speed but doesn't have the sharpness to his game to quickly get out of his breaks and undercut routes. All of his breaks tend to be rounded off, as he needs to gather himself before breaking. He does have some character concerns and missed the team's bowl game this season for breaking team rules. Overall, he's a tall, physical corner who can tackle in the secondary, close on the ball and run with NFL receivers downfield. He has the upside to develop into a good starting corner in any type of scheme because of his size and power to press as well as the ability to close in zone/off-coverage.