Packers Rookie Preview: UDFA Brenton Cox Jr.

The Inexperienced Bay Packers went after a number of EDGE prospects within the 2023 NFL Draft, however basic supervisor Brian Gutekunst took one other swing on an especially gifted (however very dangerous) participant, Brenton Cox Jr., in undrafted free company.

A former second-team All-SEC choice, Cox was dismissed from the Florida Gators program late final season. This got here just some years after he had been kicked off of the Georgia Bulldogs as a real freshman.

Regardless of the intense off-field issues, Cox is a formidable EDGE prospect with untapped potential. In his Packers Rookie Preview YouTube sequence, Tyler dropped a bonus UDFA episode to interrupt down the group’s most fascinating undrafted signing, showcasing some intense flashes of greatness and a few irritating reps that present a regarding lack of self-discipline.

0:10 – Intro
0:36 – Brenton Cox Jr. background
2:02 – Go-rush strengths
7:18 – Run protection strengths
12:05 – Weaknesses
18:58 – Outro

Cox was ranked 245th on the consensus huge board, largely as a result of off-field points. Regardless of all the expertise and important manufacturing in school (34.5 TFLs and 14.5 sacks in 44 video games), self-discipline, stiffness, and psychological errors are an enormous cause that he wasn’t garnering as a lot consideration on the NFL degree.

The poor athletic testing scores additionally damage Cox’s draft inventory. Regardless of some spectacular athletic feats on the sphere, the Florida prospect posted a Relative Athletic Rating of simply 6.25, which fits outdoors of Inexperienced Bay’s current thresholds for rookies.

Nonetheless, contemplating he was solely a UDFA signing for Gutekunst and his workers, the potential that Cox may carry as an EDGE will make him one of many extra fascinating rookies to keep watch over in the course of the preseason and coaching camp.