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NFL Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: Marcus Cox, RB, Appalachian State University

Marcus Cox made money at the East/West Shrine Game and he will continue to impress scouts

NFL Draft Diamonds has been providing our readers Prospect Interviews over the past 3 years and this year we mixed things up a bit. Our questions are designed to give our readers a little more insight on the draft eligible player. We hope to bring you more than 350 interviews of NFL Draft Prospects this season. You will be able to track them all on the front page of our website in the banner to the right.  Now let’s meet our next prospect!!!!

What is your name? 

Marcus Cox

What is your Height/Weight?

5″10   207lbs 

What is your position? 


Where do you play college football? 

Appalachian State University

Football is about giving back, what is the coolest thing you have done off the field? 

I do Volunteer work with Special Needs Adults every break I get and I support my local kids fans by attending their sporting events

What was the hardest college class you ever had to take?

Business Ethics

Where are you from? 

Dacula Georgia

Who is your role model, and why? 

My parents are my role models because of their faith, love and support that they give not only to their children but to everyone and because they  present the perfect example of what a strong family unit is 

Did you play any other sports growing up? 

Yes, baseball, track, and basketball

Did you play any other positions in football? 

Yes, Quarterback, wide receiver , kick and punt return

At your position, what separates you from others? 

Catching the ball out the back field, route running, making players miss good vision, patience and the ability to catch on to plays and read the defense to determine if a play is working or not

When you are breaking down film, what do you look for?

Tendencies and Techniques 

Who was the toughest player you ever faced? 

Jalen Reeves-Maybin

If you could compare your play to one player in the NFL who would it be and why? 

Adrian Foster because I run like him

What was the biggest obstacle in your life you had to overcome, and how did you overcome it? 

The biggest obstacle I had to overcome this year was my Quad injury and missing half of the season.  Through prayer, working hard and with the support and encouragement from my family and team mates I was was able to overcome

Do you have any pre-game rituals? 

Praying before every game and meditating through listening to music

What is your biggest strength? 

Very versatile, great hands catching out the back field and patience and great vision

What is your biggest weakness? 

Blocking could be better

If I were a GM and gave you a second to sell yourself, what would you say? 

I love football and I am willing to work hard, I am a team player which I put my team first  and I promise you I will do what it takes to help this team to be successful 

Who was your favorite player and/or NFL team growing up? 

Patriots my cousin Willie McGinest played with them

If you could have dinner with three people dead or alive, who would you choose? 

My grandmother first and foremost,  Courtney Tailor fitness model and Lebron James

What will be the first big item you buy once you are in the NFL?

Well I really don’t buy anything I would see if my parents wants something and buy for them

NFL Draft Diamonds was created to assist the underdogs playing the sport. We call them diamonds in the rough. My name is Damond Talbot, I have worked extremely hard to help hundreds of small school players over the past several years, and will continue my mission. We have several contributors on this site, and if they contribute their name and contact will be in the piece above. You can email me at [email protected]

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