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Perrish Cox
Round 5, Pick 137
Position: CB
Class: 4Sr
Conference: Big 12
HT: 5-11.5
WT: 195
40 Time: 4.58
Biography: Three-year starter awarded All-Conference honors at cornerback and as a return specialist. Defensive totals last season included 36/4/15, when he also averaged 20.9 yards on 31 kick returns and 10.4 yards on 19 punt returns with one score. Junior totals included 32/2/8 on defense with a 29.8 yard average on kick returns and two scores.

Positives: Natural cover corner also impacts the game as a return specialist. Fluid pedaling in reverse, quickly flips his hips and loses nothing in transition. Smooth moving in every direction of the field, displays terrific footwork and an explosive burst out of his plant. Shows a burst of closing speed, possesses terrific hands for the interception and is very agile. Wraps up tackling. Elusive and creative as a return specialist, altering the momentum of games with long returns.

Negatives: Falls asleep and at times blows assignments. Late reacting on occasion. Ran poorly at the combine.

Analysis: Cox possesses the skills necessary to be a second cornerback on the NFL level as well as offering the skills necessary to impact any team as a return specialist. He offers a large degree of upside and could be starting by the end of his rookie season if he keeps his focus on the field.

Projection: 2nd
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