The Indianapolis Colts‘ starting defensive backs are talented and have proven that, when healthy, they can play strong in the NFL. The back end of that position, however, is a different story. The Colts addressed this issue by signing Qua Cox as an undrafted free agent out of Jackson State.
While Cox was playing at Jackson State, he led his team in interceptions and was the best corner on his team. However, that should be taken with a grain of salt because of the lower competition that he was facing. The fact that he can play above the talent around him shows that he can compete for a roster spot on the team.
Cox is a man-to-man corner who can struggle when asked to press the wide receiver at the line of scrimmage. That is going to cause some problems for Cox, because the Colts’ corners are usually pressing at the line of scrimmage, which is something that can come with coaching.
While at Jackson State, he played some special teams and is a kick returner, which should help him make the Colts’ roster, considering how bad they were last year. He is not big enough right now to compete with players at the NFL level, but he is very technical with his skills, which can translate down the road. Cox is going to face a long road to make an NFL roster because of his size, but if he can find a way to make an impact in the kick return game, the Colts will find a spot for him on the roster.