Photo of Quan Cosby
  • 4.57 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 7.28 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 4.47 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 5'9" Height
  • 196LBS. Weight


The elder statesman for the Longhorns, Cosby's 26 years put him in almost a default leadership position. But leaders also need to produce on the field, and Cosby has done that. An all-purpose threat in the previous two seasons, he excelled as a go-to guy for QB Colt McCoy in 2008, garnering honorable mention All-Big 12 honors after making 92 catches for 1,123 yards and 10 scores.

Cosby played four years of minor league baseball (receiving an $825,000 signing bonus from the Angels) before finally matriculating to Texas. His penchant for the big play - including the game winner against Ohio State in the Fiesta Bowl - could force teams to consider him in the late rounds even if he is older and smaller than they'd prefer. Had an arm span of 30 1/4 inches and a hand span of 9 1/4 inches at the combine.



Positives: Short, but has a compact, athletic build. Good quickness off the snap to avoid press coverage. At least adequate straight-line speed. Savvy route-runner who varies his speed and can sneak behind the defense deep. Can drop his hips and shows good burst out of his break to generate separation. Secure hands. Looks the ball into his hands and secures it quickly. Best attribute might be his body control. Times his leaps extraordinarily well to reach the ball at its highest level and can lay out to make the spectacular grab. Fierce competitor who makes plays on the ball despite being out-sized. Averaged 23.7 yards per kickoff return and 11.7 per punt return, with one score on each, over his career. Good character and mature; a husband and father. Negatives: Measured in considerably smaller than expected at the Senior Bowl. Lacks the height scouts prefer on the outside and may struggle with the adjustment inside, where his body control and leaping ability is minimized. Older than most NFL rookies (26) due to his time playing minor league baseball. May lack the straight-line speed to challenge deep in the NFL.
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.