100 in 100: Perrish Cox (99 of 100)

JUST 1 MORE DAY UNTIL THE DRAFT (TOMORROW), AND THEN COVERAGE BEGINS AT 8AM ON THURSDAY...


There aren't a ton of options for the cornerback position outside if the middle rounds. Perrish Cox however could end up being a gem somewhere after the third (potentially). He didn't exactly put up astonishing numbers at Oklahoma State but he did show flashes of being a future capable starter in the NFL someday. Initially I think Cox will start out as a nickel corner and situational player. But we'll get more in to that further down in the piece.

As big as Cox is as a Corner, he steered clear of contact most of the time. He was more known as a ball-hawking corner than anything else. He ended his career with 10 interceptions for the Cowboys but not very many tackles. A majority of the time, he spent covering the opposing teams best wide receivers and did an outstanding job in most cases.

Cox had a very good week of practice leading up to the Senior Bowl in January. He did not do a whole lot in the game but I believe a lot of the scouts that were in attendance at the practices left impressed with Perrish Cox's ability. Cox is one of the players that could jump up on the draft boards or fall back some because of concerns with his physicality... or lack there of.

Below, we'll look a little more in-depth at the young talented former Oklahoma State Corner.

 

 There are some very good illustrations of what Cox is capable of in this reel. It is rather long, but if you have the time and haven't seen much of Perrish Cox, it is definitely worth a look at.

 

CAREER STATS:

Stats Overview Tackles Misc Interceptions
YEAR TOT SOLO AST SACK STF STFY FF BK INT YDS AVG LNG TD PD
2006 25 19 6 0 0 0 1 0 2 21 10.5 21 0 0
2007 42 27 15 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0.0 0 0 0
2008 27 19 8 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0.0 0 0 0
2009 36 31 5 0 0 0 0 0 4 12 3.0 12 0 0
2009 Regular Season Game Log Tackles Misc Interceptions
DATE OPP RESULT   TOT SOLO AST SACK STF STFY FF BK INT YDS AVG LNG TD PD
9/5 Georgia W 24-10 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 4
9/12 Houston L 45-35 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 1
9/19 Rice W 41-24 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 2
9/26 Grambling State W 56-6 Did Not Play or did not accumulate any stats.
10/10 @Texas A&M W 36-31 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 2
10/17 Missouri W 33-17 7 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0.0 0 0 0
10/24 @Baylor W 34-7 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 2
10/31 Texas L 41-14 5 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 1
11/7 @Iowa State W 34-8 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 12 12.0 12 0 0
11/14 Texas Tech W 24-17 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0.0 0 0 3
11/19 Colorado W 31-28 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0
11/28 @Oklahoma L 27-0 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0
2009 Postseason Game Log Tackles Misc Interceptions
BOWL OPP RESULT   TOT SOLO AST SACK STF STFY FF BK INT YDS AVG LNG TD PD
AT&T COTTON BOWL @Mississippi L 21-7 Did Not Play or did not accumulate any stats.

 

SUMMARY AND PROJECTION:

There are some character concerns with Perrish Cox as he was arrested for speeding and driving on a suspended license. While most look at this as a minor offense, it still shows that Cox potentially lacks self-discipline. His future is up to him though. Talent wise, Cox is very explosive to the ball, has good range, and good lateral movement. He is decent in press-coverage but can get beat sometimes in zone schemes due to making bad choices. Cox is a bit concrete in the hips particularly in his conversion from his back-pedal. He does have the ability to do returns and has done quite well at them. Cox measured at 5'11" (nearly 6'0") and weighed in at 195 lbs at the Combine.

Possibilities -- 3rd Round: Picks 65-98, 4th Round: Picks 99-131.

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