LSU linebacker Jabril Cox will hold a Pro Day on April 26 — just three days before this year’s draft — as his agent, Andy Ross, tweeted. Cox was unable to work out with his teammates at LSU’s Pro Day in March due to a hamstring injury.
Cox is widely seen as a Day 2 talent. His biggest selling point is his versatility, which will make him attractive to any number of clubs. He can line up as an outside linebacker in either a 4-3 or a 3-4 scheme, and his rare combination of size and speed allows him to excel in coverage. He is not as polished against the run, but that coverage ability is one of the first things talent evaluators looks for when studying modern-day ‘backers. His speed and burst also give him some upside as a pass rusher.
Cox began his collegiate career with FCS powerhouse North Dakota State, and he did so well there that, when he graduated and entered the transfer portal, Alabama and LSU both went after him. In his one year with the Tigers, he tallied 58 tackles (6.5 TFL) and three interceptions, including a pick-six. The Butkus Award semifinalist is also lauded for his leadership abilities and character.
The Rams, the Washington Football Team, and the Patriots are among the clubs that could have interest.
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