The seven official rounds of the 2017 NFL Draft are in the books, but the Cincinnati Bengals aren't done adding talent. Per Peter Ariz, the team is adding former Michigan State safety, Demetrious Cox, as an undrafted free agent.
Michigan State's Demetrious Cox is signing with the Bengals— Peter Ariz (@PeterAriz) April 29, 2017
Cox was a Spartan over the past four years and has four career interceptions. One of those interceptions came in 2016, where he returned it for a touchdown, while also racking up five passes defended. At 6'1" and 197 pounds, he's a little slight for the position, but could be a nice fit in Paul Guenther's defense.
Scouting reports show that Cox often puts himself in the right position in the back of the defense and was thought of as a possible day two pick before the 2016 season. Unfortunately, Cox was a victim of a massively disappointing season by the Spartans, in which everybody's play dipped and it caused him to go undrafted.
The Bengals are relatively set, particularly at the starting spots at safety, so Cox will have an uphill battle to make the final roster.
GOD IS GOOD! I'm headed to Cincinnati to put my mark on the Bengals organization. #whodeynation Thank you to my family who has been my backbone all my life. Thank you to my hometown Jeannette PA! Thank you to Michigan State University the greatest place in the world for furthering my education and football career! Thank you to the Cincinnati Bengals organization for giving me my chance at living my dream and a chance to prove who I am. Let's work