Top 100 Prospect – DL Fletcher Cox

It had to be quite a sight at high school track meets around Mississippi.

The Yazoo City High School boys 4 x 100 relay team would take the field and there would be three short, skinny guys and then what was that 6-4, 240-pound dude joining them. That was Fletcher Cox, and he would either run the second leg or the anchor/last leg when they took off on their 25-meter segments.

“I know a lot of people doubted how fast I was, but my 40-time was measured a million times and I was consistently at a 4.4,” said Cox, who picked up offers from Alabama and Auburn over the weekend. “I know a guy my size isn’t supposed to run that fast, but I do. It is just a God-given talent.”

That 4.4 speed is not quite evident now that Cox has come through his college football career as one of the top defensive linemen in the SEC. He’s now 295 pounds and running in the neighborhood of 4.8 seconds in the 40 yard dash. That was one of the fastest times at the NFL Scouting Combine for a player of his size.

As he gets ready to hit the NFL, he uses one current player as his guide – Chiefs DE Glenn Dorsey. “He’s a good player and when it is time for him to step up, he steps up and makes big plays,” Cox said of Dorsey. “He goes hard every play. Every time I have seen him play he plays hard. He doesn’t take plays off.”

Cox will get that chance this summer. Here’s his story.

2 Responses to “Top 100 Prospect – DL Fletcher Cox”

  • April 22, 2012  - el cid says:

    Chiefs announce a restructing of Jackson contract so Cox may not be a priority. Decrastro, if available, looking better as the draft arrives.

  • April 22, 2012  - milkman says:

    Good point, el cid. I still don’t think Jackson has come anywhere close to earning what they’ve paid him already. At least it looks like Jackson is an honest enough man to admit it.

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