Brenton Cox Jr.
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Brenton Cox Jr.
Height
6-4
Weight
250
College
Florida
Position
LB/EDGE
Class
Junior
Home town
Stockbridge, GA
81.0
Player Rating
20
PositionRank (LB)
4.82
FortyYD Time
Sacks
2
Fumbles Forced
Tackles
35
Sol tackles
15

Brenton Cox Jr. LB/EDGE Florida | NFL Draft Profile & Scouting Report

Brenton Cox Jr. LB/EDGE Florida
NFL Draft Profile & Scouting Report

PLAY STYLE: EDGE OLB
Last Updated: 03/25/2023
Draft Year: 2023
40 time: 4.82 seconds (21%*)
Age: 24.4 DOB: 01/30/2000
Bowl Invite: Shrine Bowl
Measurables:
Height: 6-4 (89%*) Weight: 250 (85%*)
Hands: 9 1/4 (31%*) Arm: 33 1/8 (67%*) Span: 80 6/8 (93%*)
Forty: 4.82 (C) (21%*) Shuttle: 4.57 (P) (4%*) Ten Yard: 1.65 (C) (33%*)
Vertical: 33 (C) (38%*) Broad: 115 (C) (37%*)
Three Cone: 7.57 (P) (2%*) Bench: 24 (C) (68%*)
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(C) - NFL Combine (P) - Pro Day (O) - Other (HS) -Estimated from High School Combine
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PLAY STYLE: EDGE OLB
Last Updated: 03/25/2023
Draft Year: 2023
40 time: 4.82 seconds (21%*)
Age: 24.4 DOB: 01/30/2000
Bowl Invite: Shrine Bowl
Measurables:
0% 100%
Height: 6-4 (89%*) Weight: 250 (85%*)
Hands: 9 1/4 (31%*) Arm: 33 1/8 (67%*)
Span: 80 6/8 (93%*)
Forty: 4.82 (C) (21%*) Shuttle: 4.57 (P) (4%*)
10 Yard: 1.65 (C) (33%*)
Vertical: 33 (C) (38%*) Broad: 115 (C) (37%*)
3 Cone: 7.57 (P) (2%*) Bench: 24 (C) (68%*)
(C) - NFL Combine (P) - Pro Day (O) - Other
(HS) -Estimated from High School Combine
For an explanation of how the (HS) data is calculated see this article
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Overall Rating: 81.0 / 100
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Average rating of opposition Offense player has faced
Offense Rating:
80%
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Tackling:
64%
Pass Rush:
79%
Run Defense:
78%
Coverage:
66%
DRAFT PROJECTION: 5th
Overall Rank: #162 Position rank: #20
College Games: 46 College Snaps: 1949
Grade: 5 ESPN  Stars 5 ESPN  Stars ESPN RATING: 90/100
College Combine Results
OVR Rank: #8 Pos Rank: #5 State Rank: #3
College Combine Results
Grade: 247 Sports 5  Stars 247 Sports 98 Stars 247 RATING: 98/100
Ovr Rank: #23 Pos Rank: #2
Draft Profile: Bio
Brenton Cox Jr. from Stockbridge High School was rated a 5-star recruit by ESPN and handed a 5-star grade by 247 Sports. After high school, Cox Jr. joined Georgia after being heavily recruited.

In 2018 as a freshman Cox Jr. saw action in 13 games and played a total of 277 snaps for the Bulldogs. He recorded 12 tackles, 4 assists, while adding 8 stops. As a pass rusher, he added 14 total pressures, which included 13 QB hurries, no QB hits, and one sack on the season.

After season's end Cox Jr. transferred to Florida where as a sophomore for the Gators in 2020 Cox Jr. played 12 games and took part in 657 snaps for the Gators. He recorded 25 tackles, 10 assists, while adding 24 stops. As a pass rusher, he chalked up 48 total pressures, and 32 QB hurries, 12 QB hits, and 4 sacks during the year.

In 2021 as a junior Cox Jr. played in 13 games and contributed on 631 snaps. He recorded 27 tackles, 10 assists while making 28 stops. In coverage Cox Jr. chalked up one pass breakup, no interceptions, and a QB rating when targetted of 64.6. As a pass rusher, he produced 35 total pressures, which included 21 QB hurries, 8 QB hits, and 6 sacks on the year.

In 2022 as a senior Cox Jr. logged playing time in 8 games and logged a total of 384 snaps for the Gators. He also added 18 tackles, 13 assists, and 13 stops. As a pass rusher, he tallied 21 total pressures, which included 15 QB hurries, 4 QB hits, and 2 sacks on the season.
Scouting Report: Strengths
  • He’s a technically sound and consistent tackler, breaking down and wrapping up, with the length and power to swallow up ball carriers.
  • Cox has the strong core and powerful hands to shed blockers, and Cox shows excellent instincts with the ability to quickly locate the ball.
  • He can move laterally and chase in pursuit. A tough, violent tackler with a non-stop motor, he also shows good awareness when dropping into coverage.
  • He has a high motor and does a solid job setting the edge against the run.
  • Downhill defender and physical tackler. Uses his eyes to decipher and break down the play, showing good awareness and discipline to sniff out fakes.
  • Cox combines the athleticism of a chase-and-tackle defender and the toughness and physicality of a classic 4-3 Mike.
Scouting Report: Weaknesses
  • As a pass rusher, Cox needs the scheme to create deception and confusion to give him a free run.
  • He’s instinctive with the range to be a quality two down player. Cox might stay on the field on third downs only if he’s part of a zone-heavy scheme, limiting his appeal.
  • While he moves well laterally, he doesn’t always get there in pursuit.

Brenton Cox Jr. percentiles vs other Linebackers (NFL Combine historically - higher value represents better perfomance)

How other scouting services rate Brenton Cox Jr. (Overall Rank)

All Scouts AverageOverall Rank
174.0
All Scouts AveragePosition Rank
25.0
*Percentile Ranking in Player's Position Group (NFL Combine Historical Data): This percentile reflects how a player's specific statistics rank in comparison to historical performances at the NFL Combine, specifically within their position group. A higher percentile indicates a better performance. For instance, being in the 90th percentile for a particular stat means the player outperformed 90% of their peers in that category.

*Similarity Percentage: This percentage is calculated based on a comprehensive analysis of various factors, including height, weight, 40-yard dash times, on-field performance statistics, and overall player rating. The analysis is conducted against our database of draft prospects from 2021 to 2023. This similarity score helps in evaluating how closely a current prospect aligns with past prospects. It is important to note, however, that this score reflects similarities based on college production and attributes, and does not account for eventual success or performance in the NFL.