Good luck to him. I wish him the best.
OT - Former Michigan RB Michael Cox to Giants
Mike Cox is never irrelevant. (5th grade snickering...)
Magnus just got hard.
Due to Cox?
It creeps me out to think that this was your first reaction to the news.
The puns can continue...
...do you meant that there are Moe Ways to have fun with this?
NYG scouts must read Magnus's posts. Or, Magnus is an NYG scout?
I've never seen Magnus and Tom Coughlin in the same place at the same time...
How Mike Cox gets drafted but Roundtree, Kovacs, Demens, Roh, or Omameh don't will always baffle me.
...will baffle me.
They just put SEVEN players in the NFL.
But they've got no reason being in the Big Ten, right?
That's NYC's team, they're bringing us the east coast media market.
I still think Rutgers will be a tomato can, and am glad they will be in Michigan's division. If Kyle Flood can bring in the same kind of players that Greg Schiano did, then I will be wrong.
I think it's reasonably safe to say that Rutgers isn't going to send 7 players to the NFL every year.
U-Conn had 5 players drafted and had a losing record.
if drafted the team has more of their reputation on line re. scouting and drafting.
have not seen stats -- but draft picks have a higher rate of making the team than FA.
leagues have greatly curtailed rounds of draft because they do like FA free for all.
At that point you're drafting for good athletes who might be able to break through for some reason, not average Joes like Omameh, Demens, etc. Cox is a better athlete than all of them. His workout numbers compare favorably with a lot of the backs in the draft, including the "best" of them.
6'0", 222 lbs., 4.58 forty, 24 reps on the bench press, 41" vertical, 10'11" broad jump, 4.08 shuttle time.
I won't claim that he's a future NFL rushing champ or that he'll make an active roster. But you can't look at those workout numbers and not be at least a little bit intrigued about what this guy might be able to do.
I still remembered the 2009 Baby Seal U game.
he wasn't very good at hitting the hole on the football field, but I lived across from him freshman year, and lets just say this guy definitely hit the hole with countless coeds.
That's reason enough to get drafted.
I've been told by multiple sources that mike cox is a giant.
Good luck to him.
Mike Cox is a Giant!
I guess it's not much of a surprise, but its still shocking to see it. Rutgers, UConn, all sorts of shitty schools had more drafted players than Michigan. Of course, as has been widely noted, the B1G lacked talent across the board, with Indiana, Minnesota and Northwestern getting shut out, one guy getting drafted from Purdue, one guy from Iowa. Just a total embarassment for the conference. In the eyes of the NFL, the ACC was hugely more talented. And god help any comparison to the SEC.
And M's 2 picks were for positions they didn't play in college. There is a reason for that. Look for michigan and osu to have a bunch of picks in 3 years.
Well, 20 of Michigan's 46 recruits from 2008-09 left before running out of eligibility, so that severely limits the pool of players eligible to be drafted. Toss in the fact that Michigan changed schemes from 2007 to 2008 and then from 2010 to 2011, and there were a lot of misfits on Michigan's roster. For example, guys like Elliott Mealer and Brandon Moore probably would not have been recruited by Rich Rodriguez if not for the fact that they were already committed to Michigan. Sprinkle in some poor talent evaluation by Rodriguez and his staff, and it ended up pretty ugly for Michigan.
On the plus side, there should be several more draft picks next year (Lewan, Schofield, perhaps Toussaint, perhaps Gardner, perhaps Jake Ryan, etc.) and then we should be back on track with producing NFL talent.
If DG gets drafted next year I'm gonna be one sad panda...
I am fine if Gardner being drafted next year. If that happen usually means he will have a great year!
More importantly Magnus: After perusing your site lately, I've noticed a definite lack of the usual "hot girl" tags. I know NSFW and all, but has there been a change in the direction of your blog? Are there now rules against this? Say it ain't so. It's a great bonus to an informative post.
Yeah, I stopped posting those pictures, at least temporarily. We'll see how things go. They might come back at some point down the road.
If you want pictures of hawt girlz there are plenty of places to find them on the Internet. I, for one, enjoy being able to safely read the site at work/public computer labs without having to look over my shoulder.
I had no idea Magnus worked in the NYG front office.
You know I love you Mags
That's one Giant Cox...
But regardless, I laughed out loud and am still laughing at that. Good for you, Sir.
I don't get all these Magnus jokes. If Magnus wants to like Cox he has every right. If he likes watching film of Cox we shouldn't criticize him. Now the question is, what does he think of Cox blocking?
and REALLY hit them hard, I think Cox's blocking skills are secondary.
Magnus is also pretty fond of Hand. He had to move on after Cox was gone.
Holy shit. That was by far the best of the Cox jokes today. Very well played, sir.
Dude's 220 lbs. and ran a 4.58 forty. Meanwhile, both Vincent Smith and JT Floyd ran 4.8 forties and didn't get picked. Maybe I'm not as crazy as some of you think...
How many points do we get.for a 4.5 40?
UConn had seven guys drafted I think and UNC had a ton of guys drafted too but both of those teams pretty much suck. Michigan had 2 players drafted and none before the 5th round and we've won a BCS bowl and then had a 8-4 regular season the next year. Imagine what the coaches will do once we get the ol' NFL talent train rolling again
Just an example of how a team's talent when they play together can be larger than the sum of its parts! Clearly, that describes us in the eyes of NFL talent evaluators.
unfortunately, I haven't been able to piece it together yet.
He's saying its hard for the NFL scouts to respct a team that, to all appearances, had their Cox stolen by UConn..
Here's what the Giants had to say about drafting Cox: