Scouting Report-I hadn't paid a whole lot of attention to Fox prior to the start of this season. Miami opened the season against FSU and all I could watch was Fox. He was all over the field. Picking up blitzers, pulling, getting to the outside, working to the second level, blocking DEs, blitzing LBs' and DB's and even holding up against DT's on stunts and twists. He looked to be a very athletic and versitile player with NFL potential. As the weeks went on, that didn't change. Physically, I am not sure he's 310, I'd probably put him about 3 mentos under 300, and so he could certainly stand to pack a little beef on. And get stronger. The one play I saw him lose it on more than any this season was the good old fashioned bulls rush. He was getting his boayd too high, giving up leverage and getting overpowered. More ballet dancer than UFC fighter on the field, he doesnt' appear to always be playing with tremendous intensity or anger, which I love in offensive line prospects. But all in all, his athleticism is exceptional almost like when you hear about former TE's who move to tackle He's that kind of guy.
Draft Status-I have Fox rated higher than most. Not sure if he'll be able to be drafted among the first 7 or 8 tackles, but I think his offseason will make or break him between somewhere in the 2nd round if he can show some power and intensity or a late 4th if he looks to be too lacking in strength at the point of attack and cannot correct his shortcomings.
Final Analysis-I suppose the worn out cliche' that applies best here is "project". He's going to have to get bigger and stronger, and learn to use those long arms better and be more aggressive. But he appears to be a very smart player with a high football IQ which will really help. I think on a team that doesn't have to deal with a lot of 3-4 defenses where the ends are 290+lbs, fox could really carve a nice career for himself. A zone blocking offense with smaller tackles would be ideal for Fox and going to a good running team will help him learn. Probably more athlete than football player, but appears to eb coachable and have some upside.
Reminds me of: Anthony Collins, RT Cincinnati Bengals-Collins came into the league right at 300lbs, and was very athletic, but was lacking in terms of run blocking and physical play, and he's developed really nicely. I think Fox has the chance to follow a very similar path.
Scouting Report written by Curt Popejoy