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Former Bison linebacker Cox doesn't participate in LSU Pro Day due to hamstring strain

Former North Dakota State linebacker Jabril Cox is planning to participate in pro day at LSU at a future date.

Former North Dakota State linebacker Jabril Cox (19) played for the LSU Tigers this past fall after three seasons with the Bison. Derick E. Hingle / USA TODAY Sports

FARGO — Former North Dakota State linebacker Jabril Cox didn't participate in Louisiana State's Pro Day on Wednesday, March 31, due to a hamstring injury.

"Unfortunately I had a slight hamstring strain while training for LSU Pro Day," Cox said in a statement. "With this happening recent and I'm recovering quickly, I was advised by the doctor not to participate (Wednesday) since I'm only a weeks out from being 100%."

Cox played three seasons at NDSU, helping the Bison win three consecutive NCAA Division I FCS national titles, before he transferred to LSU where he played this past fall.

The 6-foot-3, 232-pound Cox plans to participate in a future pro day.


"We are planning on hosting another Pro Day at LSU prior to the draft, where my goal is to go through a full combine program for the NFL teams," Cox said. "We have video-taped my mock combines during training, which will show my strong workout and will be distributed to teams."

Cox played in the Senior Bowl in Mobile, Ala., at the end of January and had a strong showing during that week. Pro Football Focus ranks Cox as the No. 47 overall prospect for the upcoming NFL Draft, which is scheduled for April 29-May 1 in Cleveland. That PFF ranking projects that Cox would likely be selected in the second round.

Through LSU's GPS tracking data, Cox had a peak game speed of 21.1 miles per hour and played 51.7% snaps in coverage. He also had no penalties this past season.

Cox was the third leading tackler for the Tigers in the fall with 58 total tackles in 10 games. He also had three interceptions and five pass breakups. Cox returned one of those interceptions for a touchdown.

Cox had 258 tackles in 45 games with the Bison. He also had six interceptions and 14 sacks during his three seasons (2017-2019) at NDSU.


Former North Dakota State linebacker Jabril Cox (42) helped the Bison win three consecutive Division I FCS national champions before he transferred to Louisiana State. David Samson / The Forum

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