"We thought he would be a top six or seven pick," Reid told The Associated Press. "When he started to fall, we got excited about that. We had a price on how much we were willing to spend. Things were crazy. It worked out."
Despite his fall, Cox was happy with his landing spot.
"I was real excited," Cox told The AP. "It's a defensive scheme I would like to play in, and it'll be a pleasure to play under (defensive line coach Jim) Washburn."