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Bengals signing Michigan State safety Demetrious Cox as undrafted free agent

The Bengals are finishing off their 2017 NFL Draft class by adding undrafted free agents. They are adding a talented safety of of the Big Ten.

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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.

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.