Scouting Report: Colin Cole

Iowa product Colin Cole has many positives, but he may never be a full-time NFL player, according to TFY Draft Preview's Tony Pauline.

Name: Colin Cole School: Iowa Year: 4Sr

Ht: 6-1 Wt: 310 40: 5.25 Pos: DT

Bio: First-team all-conference selection as a senior after posting 85 tackles, leading the team with 18 tackles for loss and contributing 9 sacks. Honorable mention selection as a junior after 64-15-6 in 11 starts. Rotated into the lineup as a sophomore, starting one game and recorded 39-7-5.

Pos: Big, wide-bodied interior lineman who can be used in a two-gap system at the next level. Breaks down well, quick off the snap and makes plays in every direction of the field. Effectively uses his hands to keep blockers off him, displays nice footwork and stays on his feet or slides laterally to the action. Good sideline-to-sideline range, looks to get involved in the action and goes hard all game. Athletic, agile and plays much faster than his listed 40 time.

Neg: Engulfed by bigger lineman, wears down over the course of a game and slow shedding blocks once engaged at the point of attack. Not a knee bender.

Analysis: Movement skills and athleticism make him a good fit for a variety of schemes such as a two-gap player in a 3-4 or even the three technique in a four-man front. May never be an every-down starter but should contribute in the NFL.


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