Miami Dolphins: 7-Round mock draft to transform the franchise
By Jeremy Klump
Like Richie Grant, Jabril Cox has been flying up draft boards after a great showing at the Senior Bowl. Cox had some preseason hype in draft circles, but after a poor showing by LSU this season, his name has seemed to become almost forgotten. Even after improving his stock at the Senior Bowl, it seems he is still not getting as much hype as he should. However, the Miami Dolphins should not complain, as getting him at Pick 81 would be fantastic.
Cox is a fascinating study, mainly because he started his career at North Dakota State University before making the transfer to LSU for the 2020 season. At NDSU, Cox was a star for their defense. He was good at LSU but only has the one-year sample size at a big-time D1 school.
He covers like a safety and had nine career interceptions and 23 pass breakups. Six of those came at NDSU, but he had an impressive three interceptions this season at LSU. On Day 1, you can trust Cox in coverage. At the very least, Cox will be an elite sub-package linebacker, but I think he will be so much more.
Cox will need to improve as a run defender, but he adds some value as a blitzer as well. He had 15 career sacks and 38.5 tackles for a loss. I would love to see how Flores and the defense would use him. I think he could become an impressive linebacker in Miami, and they would be able to get the most out of him.