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Grading System
TORRIE COX
Position: CB
Class: Sr
School: Pittsburgh
Conference: Big East
Ht., Wt.: 5'9, 181
40 Time: 4.55
Grade: 3.47

Selected by Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Round 6, pick 32 (205 overall)
BIO: First-team All-Conference choice as a senior collecting 82 tackles, two INTs and 13 pass defenses, also averaging 23 yards on 30 kick returns. Junior totals were 48-1-11 with a 25.6 yard average on 24 returns. Originally started at running back before moving to defense as a true sophomore. Lauded for his special teams play throughout college.

POSITIVES: Explosive cover corner who flashes on the scene. Fluid transitioning off the line, displays a tremendous break on the ball and outstanding closing speed. Defends the run and quick moving up the field to get involved in the action.

NEGATIVES: Not big and loses out to large receivers. Occasionally gets turned by opponents and beaten deep.

ANALYSIS: May never be a starting corner at the next level, rather a nickel back who should excel on special teams.

PROJECTION: Mid Fifth Round

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