Fletcher Cox's huge upside could make him a great fit at 14
ByBrandon George / Reporter
Several mock drafts forecast Mississippi State defensive end Fletcher Cox as a top-10 pick, but he's certainly on the Cowboys' radar.
Cox was one of 30 draft-eligible players the Cowboys brought to Valley Ranch for a visit in early April.
Words that describe Cox should make Cowboys' fans salivate: aggressive, high energy, quick and strong.
At 6-4, 298 pounds, Cox still has room to grow. Scouts point to the fact that Cox is still raw and has a tremendous upside. He still needs to refine his pass-rush moves and doesn't always play with strong technique, but his natural athletic ability and physical play make him one of the top defensive line prospects in the 2012 draft class.
Cox also would be valuable for the Cowboys because of his versatility. He was clocked at 4.8 seconds in the 40-yard dash and has the speed to play defensive end, but he's also physical enough to play at defensive tackle in the nickel....
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