Photo of Ross Cockrell
5.36 ?
  • 4.56 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 10 REPS
    Top Performer
  • 36.5 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 122.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 7.28 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 4.32 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 11.78 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 6'0" Height
  • 29 7/8" Arm Length
  • 191LBS. Weight
  • 9" Hands


2013: First-team All-ACC. Started 13 games, missing N.C. State with an ankle injury. 2012: First-team All-ACC. Started all 13 games. Academic All-ACC. 6 tackles, 2 INTs (1 returned for TD) vs. N.C. Central. 4 tackles, INT vs. Clemson. 2011: Played in and started 11 games. Missed Tulane game due to leg injury. Academic All-ACC. 2010: Started all 12 games. Led team with 3 INTs. Second freshman in Duke history to be sole team leader in INT. Academic All-ACC. 2009: Redshirted. High School: Posted 34 tackles and 3 INTs as senior. Also made 29 receptions for 459 yards and 11 TDs. Helped Charlotte (N.C.) Latin to a 13-0 record and state championship as a junior.



Plays smart and has a good feel for the game -- eyes, anticipation and awarenesss. Plays with discipline and takes a consistent approach. Good route recognition. Lines up in the slot and is quick and agile enough to handle dynamic receivers. Sorts through route combinations and maintains positioning. Good leaping ability -- competes for the ball in the air. Has jammer experience on special teams.


Has small hands, short arms and a thin frame, especially in the lower body. Limited press strength to match up against bigger receivers. Often plays to the boundary. Has some tightness in his hips that shows re-directing -- allows separation at the break point. Does not step up and take on blocks and overall game lacks physicality.

Draft Projection

Rounds 4-5

Bottom Line

Good-sized, smart, ballhawking zone corner who plays fast and could bring immediate value as a nickel back and contribute on special teams.
-Nolan Nawrocki
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.