Qua Cox is the most underrated player in the 2014 NFL Draft
Qua Cox is a 5’10 cornerback from Jackson State University a small black college in Mississippi. The same school that produce Walter Payton. The biggest problem with getting the players exposure is the fact that they play in the SWAC conference.
While the SWAC has produced some amazing players their level of competition is not considered “Elite”.
Well the thing many people fail to pay attention too is when you play in an HBCU conference and teams are scared to throw the ball your way, you are above the level of competition you play. Why is that? Well if your offensive coordinator has to game plan to one side of the field, you are doing your job folks. Teams had to gameplan for Qua Cox.
I talked to a former SWAC coach who coached for years in the SWAC and what he said was amazing.
“I hated to plan against Qua Cox. I played him twice and attacked him the first game. He made me pay for it because my quarterback could not get him the ball. The second game I tried to go away from him, but the one time my team threw it his way he picked it off. The kid can be a game changer, I would have loved to have a player like that on my team.”
When draftnik’s and even some NFL scouts look at the film of Qua Cox they might get bored. They might tend to turn it off after halftime when they watch an hour and some change worth of football and the team never throws his way. So what happens is teams tend to do the same thing.
Well I have been watching Qua Cox for a couple years now and when you watch his film you are going to notice sound technique, great cover skills, no breathing room for wide receivers and small windows for quarterbacks to get a ball to their playmakers.
While Cox might not be the fastest cover corner in NCAA, when he is on an island, I have not watched one player better.
This kid loves competition. He went to the Medal of Honor game and gave his competition a lot of problems.
One NFL scout told me, “Cox is hell on wheels”, he continued to say “his technique makes him look faster in person.”
Well his performance in South Carolina at the Medal of Honor earned him a shot to attend the Reeses Senior Bowl in Mobile, Alabama.
Cox was a late addition, but the scouts were impressed. One scout told me “he looked very fluid, and does not lack confidence going up against the best wide outs in the country.”
While many do not know this kid, I am trying to give you one more opportunity to watch him. I know it is a highlight film, but if you go back and watch the game against Arkansas Pine Bluff, you will finally see a team throw at him. Watchers beware: The results for Arkansas Pine-Bluff were not good…..