On Wednesday, the Broncos signed fifth-round rookie cornerback Perrish Cox to a four-year contract. According to the National Football Post, Cox received a signing bonus of roughly $200,000 under the NFL slotting system. That would give the former Oklahoma State standout a total base value of nearly $2 million with the standard base salaries of $320,000, $405,000, $490,000 and $575,000.
Entering his senior season at Oklahoma State, Cox was said by many to be one of the best corners in college football. However, his standings on draft boards plummeted after he was suspended from a bowl game for a pair of curfew violations, and ran a 4.45 forty-yard dash at the scouting combine.
With that said, he was a steal for the Broncos at 137th overall. He has already been called a "shut down corner" and has impressed at the Broncos OTA's. Cornerback isn't his only strength, however. While at college he returned 6 kicks for scores, while returning the third-most kickoff return yards (2,804) in NCAA history.
The Broncos got great value in Cox, drafting him in the fifth. He has the potential to become a great one.