Photo of Justin Cole
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  • 6'3" Height
  • 33 5/8" Arm Length
  • 242LBS. Weight
  • 9 7/8" Hands

Overview

Cole is a slender built player with a frame that could carry an extra 20 pounds. He is a tough competitive player that is better attacking the line of scrimmage than diagnosing and playing in space. He has adequate speed and range versus the run but is inconsistent finding the level of the ball which makes him late to the pile. Cole uses his hands well to control blockers but needs added overall strength and power to hold the point at the NFL level. Cole lacks great lateral agility and quickness in space which hinders his ability in man coverage but could be effective in combination zone schemes. Cole is a good football player with room to improve in several areas of his game (overall strength, reads and reactions, coverage techniques), but will likely be relegated to a backup role at the next level.

Analysis

Strengths

Cole’s a really solid athlete with a good blend of size, strength and natural speed. He is able to get after the passer. Shows good hand use when disengaging from blockers and while rushing the quarterback. He’s a tough, competitive player. Has been productive during his career. A very durable player.

Weaknesses

Power to hold the point is a bit of a concern as Cole can play too high at times. His natural instincts and reactions are questionable. Struggles to diagnose, play in space and can be caught out of position. He has very limited coverage skills and is much more comfortable attacking vertically.
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Grade Title
9.00-10 Once-in-lifetime player
8.00-8.99 Perennial All-Pro
7.50-7.99 Future All-Pro
7.00-7.49 Pro Bowl-caliber player
6.50-6.99 Chance to become Pro Bowl-caliber player
6.00-6.49 Should become instant starter
5.50-5.99 Chance to become NFL starter
5.20-5.49 NFL backup or special teams potential
5.01-5.19 Better-than-average chance to make NFL roster
5.00 50-50 Chance to make NFL roster
4.75-4.99 Should be in an NFL training camp
4.50-4.74 Chance to be in an NFL training camp
No Grade Likely needs time in developmental league.
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