Apologies in advance if this or something similar has been shared before, but after my Twitter dispute with Alfie today regarding Derek Cox, I decided to do a little research on how Cox compares to other top CBs in the league. Here's a breakdown ProFootballFocus gives of Cox's last 12 games relative to the last 12 games of the 5 CBs in the league in 2011 who had the highest coverage rating under PFF's coverage rating system.
Of course, there's no analysis of the receivers/quarterbacks/etc. each played against, and one may fairly dispute that these CBs represent the "top 5" in the league. But Cox compares quite favorably on the raw numbers. And I stand by my positions that Gene Smith properly evaluated Cox as being a 2nd round talent and that only a handful of CBs in the league are better than a healthy Derek Cox.
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