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Fletcher Cox vs Kendall Reyes

Discussion in 'Draft Zone' started by xwalker, Apr 19, 2012.

  1. xwalker

    xwalker Well-Known Member

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    How much better is Fletcher Cox than Kendall Reyes.

    Cox is an excellent 1-gap type player, but I think Reyes might be a better 2-gap player while not being that far behind as a 1-gapper.

    It appears that Rob Ryan likes players than can play either technique.

  2. Chuck 54

    Chuck 54 Well-Known Member

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    Cox is head and shoulders more talented than Reyes...however, that doesn't mean Reyes or someone else doesn't fit our scheme better than Cox.

    There's an obvious reason almost everyone has Cox top 10 or best DT.

    If we decide Reyes fits what we're looking for better than a more talented, higher ranked player, you trade way down and take him where he belongs. Value for value.
  3. BAT

    BAT Mr. Fixit

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    Cox and Reyes are very similar. Both are big, athletic DL that could play in a variety of schemes. Both are also less productive than their athleticism would indicate. As quick as both are, Cox is the better pass rusher. Reyes is better suited to stop the run.
  4. InmanRoshi

    InmanRoshi Zone Scribe

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    Cox was a much better player in college despite being over a year younger. There is a reason why Cox is viewed as a potential Top 10 pick while Reyes is viewed as a 2nd rounder at best. The better question is Kendall Reyes vs. Derek Wolfe.
  5. CCBoy

    CCBoy Well-Known Member

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    Fletcher Cox's huge upside could make him a great fit at 14
    ByBrandon George / Reporter

    bgeorge@dallasnews.com | Bio


    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....
  6. Marktui

    Marktui Active Member

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    Cox and Reyes are built the same. Both are very thick thru the hips and legs. Cox seems to be more explosive at the point of attack. Watching Reyes playing DT and NG he is not very sudden off the ball. He doesn't use his hands very well to disengage from the blocker. That just means that he is raw and can use lots of pro coaching to make him a better player.

    Reyes could be a become a very good player if he works at it. I think what separates Cox is his agility and explosion from the LOS. Cox is so much faster on his first two steps and hand work is why he is going to be a high first rounder.
  7. xwalker

    xwalker Well-Known Member

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    I found their 10-yard split times:

    Cox 1.65
    Reyes 1.64

    Brockers 1.82
    Derek Wolfe 1.68

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