Two-year starter who played all 10 games at free safety as a senior after starting eight at cornerback in 2015. Named Third Team All-Big Ten as a junior after tying for the team lead with three interceptions, ranking second with 10 pass breakups and fourth with 79 tackles. Made 55 tackles with six PBUs as a senior.
Highly rated safety with an average game. Athletic, shows a burst to the action as well as closing speed. Quick up the field, squares into ball handlers and wraps up tackling. Fluid pedaling in reverse, smooth flipping his hips and flashes ball skills. Hard hitter and always working to get a pad on opponents.
Seems unsure of himself at times. Late reacting, inefficient and takes incorrect angles to the play.
Cox entered the season rated as a potential first-round choice by scouts yet for much of the past two years has played like a late rounder. He’s shown flashes but really needs to pull together a complete game to make it off a practice squad.