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10th pick – Kennard Cox – CB – Pitt
So that’s what Buffalo’s defense has been missing the last few years. A big Cox. And finally, with their last pick in the 7th round (pick number 251), the Bills addressed this glaring weakness. And I’m guessing that I’m going to spend more time writing about Cox then he will spend on the active roster.
Cox’s strengths, besides his name, are his adequate height and his good football bloodline (three cousins play in the NFL, including our favorite drunk driver Roscoe Parrish). And as an added plus, because Pitt was so terrible last year on offense AND defense, he spent a lot of time on the field getting beaten, so he practically has the experience of a second year player.
And off the field, Cox displays a great zeal for producing offspring, one not seen in Buffalo since Travis Henry took his baby-making tour down to Tennessee. Cox already has 2 kids at the tender age of 22 (including a 7-year-old), which gives him a decent head start if he wants to try to keep up with Travis’s torrid pace.
But the reality of the football situation is that Cox was torched a lot of times last year. If it’s true what they say – that you learn from your mistakes – by now Cox should have a Mensa-esque IQ; but his recent interviews would prove otherwise. And scarily, he won Most Improved Defensive Player in 2006, which begs the nightmarish question – just how bad was he in 2005?
Sadly, I think that Cox is destined to be overshadowed. Sure he’s got a great name, but we took a different CB in the draft with an even better one. Yes, his dreadlocks are fabulous, but everyone knows that Marshawn wears his so much better. And when it comes down to it, we have a gaggle of CBs on the roster with more talent. It’ll be a struggle for Cox to make the active roster, let alone sniff the field. There hasn’t been a Cox with this much work cut out since John Wayne Bobbitt.
Best case scenario, Cox sees time this year on special teams. More likely scenario, he’s on the practice squad, with his only meaningful minutes coming as Roscoe Parrish’s DD and in his constant efforts to repopulate Buffalo, one baby at a time.
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