Scouting Report: Joe Cox

Written by Rob Engle on March 13, 2010




Joe Cox


Position: QB School: Georgia
Height: 6’1" Weight: 200 lbs
Class: RS-Senior 40 time:

Overall Grade:

4.97

Draft Projection:

UDFA


Non-position specific categories


Category

Max. Value

Grade

Height/Weight 6 2.5
Speed 8 5
Quickness/Agility 10 8
Strength/Explosion 10 5
Athletic Ability 8 6
Durability 8 5.5
Character 6 5
Production/Experience 6 2.5
Toughness 8 5.5
Potential 10 4


Quarterback Specific Categories


Category

Max. Value

Grade

Decision Making 10 5.5
Arm Strength 7 5
Accuracy 10 5.5
Mechanics/Footwork 7 4
Mobility 6 4.5
Release Quickness 8 6



Explanation of Player Grading System


Strengths

Cox is pretty nimble for a QB. He doesn’t gain much by rushing but he moves around the pocket pretty well. His pocket presence is pretty good but if the pass rush starts to get to him he can have some happy feet. Is a pretty tough kid and gets up after every hit and gives each play his best effort. His release is pretty quick. He comes from a good program that plays in a pro style offense. Played against top competition every week. He’s confident in his arm and fit some throws in tight windows. Has great short accuracy.


Weaknesses

Very small in both height and weight, and there are questions as to how well he’d hold up if starting for a long period of time. He didn’t have much playing experience after sitting behind last year’s first overall pick Matthew Stafford for three years. His deep arm isn’t great (strength and accuracy) and he benefited from having a superstar wideout like AJ Green to use his long frame to snatch balls away from DB’s. Forced a lot of balls, which caused interceptions at bad times.


Analysis

Cox didn’t start until his senior season and doesn’t have the measurables that you look for in a starting QB, but he does offer some potential and could do well in a West Coast offense where they utilize a lot of weapons and spread the field. He won’t be picked until the later rounds, if at all, but he will definitely be given a shot in training camp to make a team or practice squad. Has the potential to be valuable to a team as a backup, but won’t ever be an adequate long-term starter.


Experience

Cox is a one year starter who saw action in 13 games with 1 start prior to his senior season.

Awards and Honors

2009: n/a
2008: n/a
2007: n/a
2006: n/a

Academics

Graduated with a degree in Psychology.

Injuries

No major injury history


Career Stats
Year Comp Att % Yards TD INT Sacks Rush Yds Rush TD
2009 185 331 55.9 2584 24 15 11 -28 0
2008 11 15 77.3 151 2 0 0 14 0
2007 5 15 33.3 56 1 0 0 0 0
2006 17 28 60.7 225 2 1 0 1 0







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Rob Engle

Rob Engle scouted privately starting in 2004. Rob participated in an internship with the Baltimore Ravens scouting department and is continuing his professional career by attending Miami University (Ohio) to obtain a degree in Strategic Communication. Rob is also a member of the Football Writers Association of America. See all posts by Rob Engle.