OT - Former Michigan RB Michael Cox to Giants

Submitted by Mr. Yost on April 27th, 2013 at 7:27 PM

Previous Pick: Round: 7 Pick: 47



Michael Cox

  • RB
  • 5' 11" | 220lbs | UMass



April 28th, 2013 at 12:00 PM ^

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.


April 27th, 2013 at 10:58 PM ^

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.


April 27th, 2013 at 7:43 PM ^

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.


April 27th, 2013 at 8:12 PM ^

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.


April 28th, 2013 at 12:24 AM ^

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.


April 28th, 2013 at 4:11 AM ^

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.


April 27th, 2013 at 8:39 PM ^

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?


April 27th, 2013 at 10:18 PM ^

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...


April 28th, 2013 at 12:49 AM ^

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