Getting To Know Our Rookies: Chandler Cox


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Miami Dolphins
Position: Fullback
Personal information
Height: 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Weight: 242 lb (110 kg)
Career information
High school: Apopka (FL)
College: Auburn
NFL Draft: 2019 / Round: 7 / Pick: 233
Career history
Roster status: Unsigned draft pick
Pos: 
Hard-working fullback with solid ball-handling skill. Explosive at the point, keeps his head on a swivel and always looks for someone to hit. Does enough to get a pad on defenders and disrupt their angles of attack. Stays with assignments, sees the blitz and squares into defenders. Effective pass catcher out of the backfield who snatches the ball away from his frame with his hands and turns it upfield to pick up extra yardage.
Neg: 
Possesses average strength as a blocker and gets run over by opponents in pass protection. On the ground too much. Plays to one speed.
Analysis:
Cox is an average athlete with limited upside but gets the most from his ability. He has the mentality for the next level but must transition to special teams for any chance of a career in the NFL.

 

 

TDS Take:

This pick is more telling of what to expect from Miami this year as we go back to the basics of hard nose tough football as the Dolphins will be a physically tough team committed to the run! They got away from that style of play once Joe Philbin became head coach.

Seeing the Dolphins drafting a full back says Miami will be running the ball and that is how to play in the AFC East to be able to match the intensity of this division.

Chandler will play a very important role in the run game he will need to get bigger and in a year or two he will have that body that will be hard to move and will help the Dolphins keep drives alive and in the Red Zone as well as special teams.

Welcome to Miami Chandler Cox!

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