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Torrie Cox

DB | (0-0, 181) | Pittsburgh
By Pro Football Weekly

Notes: Converted running back who lettered at running back in 1999 before moving to cornerback in October of 2000. Had 26 tackles and four passes defensed in '00 and 48-11 with an interception in '01, when he started on the corner. Returned six kickoffs for 128 yards as a freshman; 5-176-1 in '00; and 24-576-0 in '01, when he also returned four punts for 21 yards. Started all 13 games in '02, recording 82-13-2.

Positives: Good keying and diagnosing plays. Good quickness with a short burst. Can redirect. Aggressive and nifty. Mature. Good team player who is coachable. Gives high effort. Aggressive in man-to-man coverage. Special teams MVP in 2000 and '01. Tough, feisty, little corner with high energy who is quick and athletic. Shows good vision on returns and some make-you-miss ability. Willing hitter.

Negatives: Does not have great size and struggles sustaining deep speed. Misplays the ball and allows receivers to catch too many when he is there. Cut tackler who misses some. Aggressive but not physical. Is often in position to make plays but misjudges the ball. Gets beat deep. Does not wrap-up and is inconsistent tackling. May lack top-end speed. Gets overpowered and run over at times. Needs to improve his 32-inch vertical jump.

Summary: Special-teams player who could develop at cornerback with experience.

* Player biographies are provided by Pro Football Weekly.