James Cox: 2020 Pro Prospect Interview
Name: James Cox
Q: What goals did you set and/or accomplish in your final collegiate season?
I set a lot of goals but due to an early injury I only accomplished one, which was making first team all conference.
Q: What would your coaches and teammates say about the type of player you are?
My coaches and teammates would say I’m a high energy guy who brings a lot of effort to the field. Also they would say I’m a leader on and off the field, who not only communicates a lot but does the work as well.
Q: When you are studying film, what do you focus on to improve your game?
When I’m studying film, I’m evaluating my technique and effort. If I made a play, I want to see if I did everything to the tee and if I find a fault I write it down and improve on it in practice. If I’m scouting another team I search for tendencies.
Q: What separates you from the other pro prospects at your position?
I’m a guy who can play all three linebacker positions, also my athleticism and the way I prepare for games mentally gives me and edge over my counterparts. I also have a strong belief in God, and when I’m on that field I recite Philippians 4:13 ” I can Do all things through Christ which strengthens me”, throughout the game and it gives me extraordinary confidence.
Q: What is your offseason plan to train and prepare for professional opportunities?
I have been training in Madison, Mississippi at 5 star performance with RJ Barret. It has been a great experience . I’ve gotten a lot faster and stronger as well as learning how to be a pro on and off the field. The staff here is amazing and the wisdom I receive on how to really take care of my body has been awesome.
Q: What kind of strengths and abilities will you bring to a team that will stand out both on and off the field?
I will bring leadership, a strong old school work ethic, a guy who can comprehend the playbook fairly quickly and someone who doesn’t mind doing the little things on and off the field. My strongest strength is my mental toughness!
Q: What is your final pitch to the NFL or any other pro leagues?
To the team that drafts me, you will receive a guy who loves everything about football. From training, practice, film, coaching, games and bonding with teammates. I’m a guy who’s journey to the NFL has been long and rough but I never gave up, always kept my dreams first and trusted in God. I’m a guy who you can trust on and off the field. I’m a winner, everywhere I’ve been we have won! I will give my all every single day.