As the 2013 NFL Draft was winding down, UMass running back Michael Cox assumed he wasn't going to be drafted. Accordingly, he and his agent had begun working on an UDFA deal with the Chicago Bears — a deal he was about to sign — when he received an unexpected call from head coach Tom Coughlin and the New York Giants.
“I was literally about to sign. I had the paperwork ready and was about to set that all up,” Cox said. “They put me on hold for a second. That’s when New York called and it was Coughlin. He said ‘we’re going to draft you in a couple seconds here.’”
The Giants lived up to their word and took Cox in the 7th round of the draft with the next-to-last pick (253rd overall).
Shortly after the selection of Cox, General Manager Jerry Reese expressed excitement with the pick, claiming the young running back has a legitimate shot to make an impact in the NFL, similar to former 7th round pick Ahmad Bradshaw (250th overall).Read more... Join the Conversation...