Fletcher Cox, DL, Mississippi State
Grade: 7.2 (Grading Scale)
Film Room Notes: vs Wake Forest
Strengths: Disruptive interior force – Shows elite athleticism for the position – Quick first step, fires off the ball – Plays on his feet, doesn’t get knocked down – Exhibits solid pass rush potential – Solid base, keeps his feet moving – Has the ability to play in multiple schemes 4-3, 3-4 and even some defensive end – Sudden and explosive athlete, makes a lot of plays behind the LOS- Tough to block one on one – Can simply over power blocker with power/speed combo – Elite change of direction ability – Has the ability to shed blocks – High motor player, chases down a lot of plays and plays to the whistl e- Makes a huge impact on special teams blocking kicks.
Weaknesses: Raw – Uses his athleticism to beat blockers – Needs technique refinement – Pass rush moves need to be developed – Can be overaggressive at times – Can get too high at time – Needs to get better leverage and extension with his arms.
Last Updated: January 3, 2012