Photo of Fletcher Cox
Grade
77.0 ?
  • 4.79 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 30 REPS
    Top Performer
  • 26.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 103.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 7.07 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 4.53 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 6'4" Height
  • 34 1/2" Arm Length
  • 298LBS. Weight
  • 10 3/8" Hands

Overview

Cox is an early-entry junior who was a 2 1/2-year starter at DT for Mississippi State. He is a raw athlete who has room to develop and likely will pull value from that, considering he has an impressive frame and is one of the more talented athletes at the position in the country. He relies heavily on his natural ability to make splash plays and has a major upside.

Analysis

Strengths

Cox is an impressive athlete who is capable of making big, impactful plays from the interior of the defensive line. He is extremely quick off the ball and can get into the backfield as quickly as any tackle prospect in the country. He has a high motor and pursues down the line of scrimmage with aggression. He can snap his hips into the offensive line to get a blow-back effect and is equally as fluid to dip and rip his hips around would-be tacklers and get into the backfield. Cox has very active hands that he uses efficiently to keep blockers off him. He is a serious athlete at the position who would immediately bolster the front of any defense and would work well in a rotation to be a fresh, impact player on passing downs.

Weaknesses

Cox allows himself to get completely washed away when faced with a double team, an example of the raw nature of his play. He tries to rely too heavily upon his athletic ability when working against the run and doesn't think to set an anchor and remain a presence and gap-filler within the scheme he plays in. Fletcher could be a high risk-high reward player as a rookie.
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Grade Title
9.00-10 Once-in-lifetime player
8.00-8.99 Perennial All-Pro
7.50-7.99 Future All-Pro
7.00-7.49 Pro Bowl-caliber player
6.50-6.99 Chance to become Pro Bowl-caliber player
6.00-6.49 Should become instant starter
5.50-5.99 Chance to become NFL starter
5.20-5.49 NFL backup or special teams potential
5.01-5.19 Better-than-average chance to make NFL roster
5.00 50-50 Chance to make NFL roster
4.75-4.99 Should be in an NFL training camp
4.50-4.74 Chance to be in an NFL training camp
No Grade Likely needs time in developmental league.
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