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30. Bryan Cox

Bryan Cox had an excellent start for a Fifth Round pick, as Linebacker from Western Illinois was a starter as a rookie in 1991.

 

Cox exploded in his second season, with what was arguably the best season of his career with 14 Sacks, 17 in Approximate Value, and 127 Combines Tackles, all of which were all career-highs.  The Linebacker was still very productive in the next three seasons, where he went to two Pro Bowls and maintained annual tackling numbers in triple-digits.  His run in Miami's defensive interior ended when he signed with the Chicago Bears in 1996.

Cox would later find himself with the New England Patriots, where he was part of their first Super Bowl win.

The Bullet Points

  • Position: Linebacker
  • Acquired: Selected in the 5th Round, 113rd Overall in the NFL Draft 4/22/91.
  • Departed:

    Signed as a Free Agent with the Chicago Bears before the 1996 Season.

  • Games Played: 77
  • Notable Statistics:

    77 Games Started
    3 Interceptions
    38 Interception Return Yards
    14 Forced Fumbles
    6 Fumble Recoveries
    1 Fumble Recovery Yard
    31.5 Quarterback Sacks
    529 Combined Tackles
    170 Solo Tackles*
    49 Assisted Tackles*
    50 Approximate Value

    *Solo Tackles and Assisted Tackles were not official stats until 1994.

  • Played For: Miami Dolphins
  • Major Accolades and Awards:

    Pro Bowl (1992, 1994 & 1995)

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