Sunday, April 26, 2009

Jaguars Draft Derek Cox, William and Mary Cornerback

The Jacksonville Jaguars have drafted William and Mary cornerback Derek Cox in the third round of the NFL Draft. This Blog previously reported on Cox's NFL quest earlier this month.

According to ESPN, Cox is 6' 0 3/4 inches and 180 lbs. He intercepted four passes this year, two of which he returned for touchdowns. Two of his 12 punt returns went for touchdowns, including one against the Richmond Spiders, who won the FCS championship this year.

Here's a video of Cox returning a reception about 48 yards for a touchdown against N.C. State in the fall of 2008.

Here is a video of an 89 yard punt return against Northeastern, followed by a 12 yard interception return for a touchdown, also against Northeastern.

Here are links to a two part series in the William and Mary Flat Hat about Cox's quest.

This Blog will follow and report on Derek's progress in the NFL. Good luck and Go Tribe !