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Perrish Cox (CB)
  • Height:
    5'11"
  • Weight:
    195 lbs.
  • Arm Length:
    30 in.
  • Hand Size:
    8 3/8 in.
  • College:
    Oklahoma St.
  • Conference:
    Big 12
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Selected by: Denver Broncos
Round: 5
Pick (Overall): 6 (137)
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Pick Analysis: The Broncos take a chance on a talented cover man who fell down draft boards due to character concerns. In spite of his off-field woes, Perrish Cox has good skills and is a top-flight corner with the potential to emerge as a starter. Additionally, he is a dynamic returner with big-play skills in the open field. He could be a huge draft day sleeper for the Broncos.

Overview

Cox had another productive season in 2009 as the most active secondary defender for the Cowboys as well as an effective return specialist. He has an excellent combination of size, strength and athleticism. He has good ball skills and does a nice job of making plays in the open field. He can be physical to reroute receivers off the line of scrimmage. Cox is quick and has a knack for finding creases as a returner. He is inconsistent to shed blockers as a run defender but is a willing tackler on the perimeter. His instincts are average when reacting to the pass and needs to improve his awareness when reading route progressions. Cox needs technique work as a secondary defender and likely will have his biggest impact on special teams in his rookie season.


Strengths

Cox has ideal height and bulk. Explosive with very good top-end speed and lateral agility. Possesses great ups and soft hands which makes him a ball-hawk in the secondary. Effective in press coverage and strong enough to support the run. Talented return man who scores touchdowns.

Weaknesses

A bit stiff in the hips, especially when getting out of his backpedal. Does not consistently make good reads and reacts late. Gives too much of a cushion and looks lackadaisical at times. Gets turned around too often and sometimes struggles to find the ball. Misses some tackles by dipping his head.

Grade

6.9

 

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