Adrian Coxson upbeat about Jets, Giants workouts, Chiefs visit, says arrow is pointing up

City graduate Adrian Coxson is upbeat about his growing NFL draft stock.

The Stony Brook wide receiver visited the Kansas City Chiefs last week and worked out for the New York Giants on Thursday and the New York Jets on Friday. He'll attend the Ravens' local prospect day April 21.


"I met all of the Jets' coaches," Coxson said in a telephone interview. "During the workout, their receivers coach said I got out of the breaks fast, caught the ball well and had a good day. The scouts talked to me and they said they watched my film and noticed a chance in how I got out of the breaks and was moving."

The City graduate ran the 40-yard dash in 4.28 and 4.33 seconds at his Pro Day workout last week as representatives from the Green Bay Packers, Denver Broncos, Indianapolis Colts, Jets, Chiefs and Buffalo Bills attended. The Packers have also displayed strong interest in Coxson, scheduling him for a visit.


Coxson also bench pressed 225 pounds 15 times and had a 34-inch vertical leap. Coxson has been training with retired Ravens wide receiver Qadry Ismail for the past few months at The Arena Club in Bel Air.

Coxson met Giants general manager Jerry Reese during a workout attended by Giants coach Tom Coughlin.

"Coach Coughlin was out theere, kind of standing off to the side," Coxson said. "It went great. I ran good routes. I caught every ball. Both the workouts were nice. I liked them both. It would be nice to play close to home."

Coxson caught a career-high 43 passes for 664 yards and six touchdowns last season and was named third-team All-Colonial Athletic Association. As a junior, Coxson caught 31 passes for 544 yards and three touchdowns.

A former blue-chip recruit, Coxson signed with Florida out of high school before transferring to Maryland when his father went blind due to diabetes. His father died this year from the disease.

Coxson played for the Terps for two seasons, one for former coach Ralph Friedgen. He caught four passes for 90 yards as a redshirt freshman for new coach Randy Edsall before deciding to transfer again to Stony Brook.

During the Chiefs visit, Coxson met coach Andy Reid.

"That was a great visit," Coxson said. "I learned a lot about their scheme and offense and special teams and how they do things."


Coxson is upbeat about his outlook for the draft and is hopeful now of being drafted.

"I definitely feel like the arrow is pointing up," Coxson said. "People are actually starting to notice my skill set. That's a great feeling."