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Michael Cox spent four years of relative inactivity in maize and blue with the Michigan Wolverines, and it wasn't until he transferred to the one-back offense of the UMass Minutemen where he showed off his running skills.
He gained 715 yards on 198 carries in all 12 games last season, and that was enough for Jerry Reese and the New York Giants to take notice and draft him with the second-to-last pick in this years' NFL draft.
Cox will battle it out with Da’Rel Scott and Ryan Torain, as David Wilson and Andre Brown will be the featured backs this coming season.
The G-Men selected Ahmad Bradshaw in the seventh round of the 2007 draft, and they are hoping to find that kind of lightening-in-a-bottle again with Cox.
Immediate impact from Cox is not likely, but as the season progresses, look for him to get a chance to step up.