Cox is a solid athlete that excels dropping into coverage. He best projects as a WILL LB, but he also has some proficiency in coming up against the run. He shows a good ability to get off blocks in the run game, but needs to improve his play strength and overall mental toughness. Tends to not play with an edge and he could get bullied around when he comes up against NFL iOLs that are climbing to the second level. Good athlete, but not a spectacular one on tape. Smart though and able to identify where the play's going and quickly close, if needed. Would love to see more of an edge from him to feel confident projecting him as anything more than a late Day 2/early Day 3 player.