Marcus Cox – 2017 NFL Draft Prospect Profile

Marcus Cox

RB

Basics:

Position College Jersey Number Class Scheme
RB Appalachian State 14 SR

Measurements (* Denotes Pro Day or Personal Workout Numbers):

Listed Height Listed Weight Listed 40 Time Combine Height Combine Weight Arm Length Hand Size
5'10 207 4.57

Combine Results (* Denotes Pro Day or Personal Workout Numbers):

40 Time Vertical Broad Bench 3-Cone Short Shuttle
4.58* 30.5* 10'0* 13* 7.5*

Overview:

Cox was extremely productive at Appalachian State, where he played in 45 games, with 901 carries, for 5103 rushing yards, an impressive 52 rushing touchdowns, along with 91 career receptions, for 1011 receiving yards, and 9 receiving touchdowns. He has great speed, he is a great pass catching back, he has good vision, and he is a tough runner. He also is hard to take down, he breaks tackles, he has the patience to wait for holes to open up, he has an explosive burst off the line of scrimmage, and he is very elusive. He is on the small side, and he tends to get stuffed at times. With that said, Cox is a player I think will be a day 3 pick, somewhere in the 4th-5th round area, when it is all said and done.

Strengths:

Workhorse back

Great pass catching back

Scoring machine

Has great speed

Has good vision

Is a tough runner

Tough to take down

Breaks tackles

Has patience to wait for holes to open up

Very elusive

Does a good job of running over defenders

Has an explosive burst off the line of scrimmage

Weaknesses:

On the smaller side

Tends to get stuffed at times

Career Stats:

Games Played: 45

Rushing Attempts: 901

Rushing Yards: 5103

Rushing Touchdowns: 52

Yards Per Carry: 5.7

Receptions: 91

Receiving Yards: 1011

Receiving Touchdowns: 9

Yards Per Catch: 11.1