- Jabril Cox
- Position: ILB
- School: LSU
- Height: 6’4
- Weight: 231
2019 Statistics: 91 Total Tackles, 9.5 Tackles For Loss, 4 Sacks, 4 Interceptions, 3 Pass Break-Ups.
Jabril Cox is a special player who transferred from a FCS school in North Dakota State University to a FBS school in LSU. Coming from a smaller university he still is playing mighty impressive from where he left off at NDSU.
When watching Cox on film you notice he has superb hips which translate to his great pass coverage skills. Being at 6’4 and 231 pounds he moves swiftly on his feet in coverage where it wouldn’t be a bad option to have him go one on one with the running back or the slot.
Another trait that impresses me is his relentless effort at pursuing the ball carrier. He takes great angles at the chance of catching the ball carrier, even when he’s backside of a play or the play isn’t anywhere near him. Jabril is also a solid tackler which is great to see.
He can meet you in the hole or come off the edge and make solid tackles which is a plus for himself. His IQ for the game is high which he is going to need at the next level at his position, with his IQ being so high he can be very versatile lining up playing multiple positions. My concern for him is his sideline to sideline speed. In a game full of playmakers with exceptional speed he needs to improve on that aspect of his game.
A team I could see Jabril Cox joining would be the Los Angeles Rams. They could add depth at the ILB positions and I think he could be beneficial for them. Being in the NFC West as well with the high power passing offenses with Kyler Murray, Russel Wilson and Jimmy Garoppolo, this would only benefit Cox because of his strength in his pass coverage abilities.
The Houston Texans are a team that he could also tremendously help cause of their weak defense where you could pass on them or run, he would be a piece of the puzzle for their defense. Cox reminds me of a lot of Jamie Collins as they both are pronounced athletes that could are key contributors for their teams.
Also, with their body frame they have similar size, both can play a factor stopping the run or dropping into coverage as well.
About the Author: Ryan Fernandez was a wide receiver at Becker College. He has a passion for scouting and would love to scout at the professional level. Ryan will be breaking down 2021 NFL Draft Prospects on NFL Draft Diamonds, so make sure you follow him and support him on Twitter @BigDreams_9.
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