Cowboys pick Raytown South grad Jabril Cox from LSU in 4th round

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Posted at 12:17 PM, May 01, 2021
and last updated 2021-05-01 17:11:25-04

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — LSU linebacker Jabril Cox, a Raytown South graduate, was selected in the fourth round Saturday by the Dallas Cowboys .

Cox, who spent his first three collegiate seasons at North Dakota State, was the 115th overall pick.

In high school, Cox was an all-district pick as a senior and played quarterback, wide receiver, linebacker and defensive back at various times during his tenure with the Cardinals/

Cox helped the Bison win three Football Championship Series national titles. He was a first-team All-Missouri Valley Conference selection in 2018 and 2019 befpre transferring to Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

Cox also was a two-time Associated Press FCS All-American.

As a graduate transfer at LSU, Cox amassed 58 tackles, three interceptions, five pass deflections and 6 1/2 tackles for a loss in 10 games.

Cox is the highest draft pick in Raytown South history and becomes the third former Cardinals player in the NFL, according to Pro Football Reference.

Jason Belser, an eight-round pick in the 1992 NFL Draft from Oklahoma, spent 11 seasons in the NFL, including the first nine with the Indianapolis Colts and two with the Chiefs.

He appeared in 173 games, including 134 starts, finishing with 856 tackles, 14 interceptions, nine sacks and three touchdowns in his NFL career.

Limbo Parks, a guard from Arkansas, went undrafted in 1987 but signed with San Francisco and appeared in three games that season.