A dual-threat quarterback out of Brentwood, Tenn., Knox was lightly recruited after missing much of his senior year in high school to injury. He wound up at Mississippi and added weight during a redshirt year.
Knox played sparingly in 2016 before managing 24 catches for 321 yards (13.4 average) in nine games in 2017. As a redshirt junior, his 15 catches went for an impressive 284 yards (18.9-yard average), though he never scored a touchdown in college. He still chose to leave Ole Miss a year early to enter the 2019 NFL Draft
Knox carries significant potential as an all-around tight end. He is big-framed (6-foot-4, 254 pounds, with room for more weight), athletic for his size and has a great temperament as a blocker. He can stress linebackers and some safeties with his speed, has quality hands and run-after-catch ability. He gives terrific effort as a blocker and has the strength to bully linebackers.
At this point, Knox's traits haven't yet translated to a very effective player. He's more effective as a vertical receiver with build-up speed than as a route-runner who separates with quickness and nuance, and he didn't earn many targets. He whiffs too often as a blocker and needs sharper technique, and some added weight would help, too. There are great tools, but he will need plenty of coaching up.
Projection: Sixth-Seventh Round
--Field Level Media