Earlier on Tuesday Texas A&M QB Ryan Tannehill and South Carolina CB Stephon Gilmore arrived at One Bills Drive for pre-draft visits with team personnel. A bit later in the morning Mississippi State DT Fletcher Cox also set foot inside the team's facility.
Cox is widely viewed as the top defensive tackle in what is considered the deepest class of interior defensive linemen in years. Named 1st Team All-SEC in 2011, one out of every four of Cox's 56 tackles last season went for loss. He also had five sacks.
Naturally big (6'3 ½", 298), Cox has the frame to get bigger. Even better is the former Bulldog is self-motivated with a high work rate, something not always found in bigger defensive players.
"That's one thing we always stressed at Miss State is always going as hard as you can, don't stop until the whistle blows," said Cox. "It's just there. I love playing the game. Enjoying what you love to do every day, go out to practice and just having fun."
Some have compared Cox to former Illinois DT Corey Liuget, who was drafted 18th overall by San Diego last year.