Jabril Cox 2021 NFL Draft Scouting Report

Name: Jabril Cox Position: Linebacker College: LSU Height: 6’3” Weight: 232 lbs Overall Rank: No. 48 overall Position Rank: LB5 Strengths: Jabril Cox was a three-year starter for the North Dakota State Bison before transferring to LSU and sliding right into a starting position there as well. He has high-level experience and knows only one speed to play at. Cox is the ideal athlete to play linebacker in today’s NFL, possessing top-tier speed for the position and explosiveness in everything he does. He runs fast and hits even faster, playing with an alpha mentality that didn’t skip a beat when he transferred to LSU. Cox plays with good instincts, particularly in the pass game, and understands route concepts and how they threaten various windows and seams throughout the play. As a run defender, much of his film at NDSU is him simply being the baddest dude on the field. He’s faster than most of the competition and it’s almost comical—like when one kid on the playground is clearly the best. Once Cox makes up his mind, he’s a see-it-and-go type of hitter that will chase relentlessly and looks for fast finishes. He could be a solid blitzer throughout his career, with a nose for the ball and a closing burst in tight spaces that make him dangerous. He’s got a nose for the football and attacks the line of scrimmage with intention.

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