LSU Football: Jabril Cox loved his time in Baton Rouge

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When linebacker Jabril Cox transferred from North Dakota State to LSU football, it was considered a huge win for both parties.

The Tigers needed the defensive depth after losing so much talent from their 2019 national championship-winning squad.

And Cox, already a legitimate NFL draft prospect, needed the exposure to boost his stock in the draft.

Cox transferred to LSU last April, in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. At the time, no one knew if there would even be a college football season, let alone what it would look like.

But despite the strange year, Cox still enjoyed his time in Baton Rouge.

Jabril Cox loved his time with LSU football

Cox, a Kansas City, MO native, recently spoke to the “Move the Sticks” podcast about his time with the Tigers.

Unsurprisingly, Cox was a big fan of LSU.

“It was exciting for me. It was a new challenge that I wanted to take on,” said Cox.

“Going in I was just ready to compete and just help get myself better as a player as a whole,” added Cox. “My time in Baton Rouge, I wouldn’t trade it for the world and I think it was for the best of me.”

The next big question surrounding Cox is “where will the former LSU linebacker land in the NFL?”.

A recent mock draft from’s Chad Reuter has Cox being selected in the second round of the 2021 NFL Draft by the Buffalo Bills (No. 61 overall.)

That feels about right. At one time, I thought Cox could land in the first round. But thanks to the pandemic, and the lack of a traditional NFL draft combine, it feels like somewhere in the mid-second round is more likely for the former Tiger.

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Whoever gets Cox will be getting a versatile linebacker who can stop the run, cover tight ends, and blitz. He’s the total package and will make an NFL defensive coordinator extremely happy in the coming years.