Photo of Cole Manhart
Grade
5.0 ?

Draft Analysis:

  • 6'6" Height
  • 310LBS. Weight

Analysis

Strengths

Very fluid athlete with good feet. Was effective when asked to pull from tackle position. Can climb to second level and get blocks sealed. Used as tight end in short-yardage spot and was motioned around to set up attack points. Good processor. Was able to make in-game position switch effectively. Shows good pad level and hand placement in pass protection. Competes hard through the play and to the whistle.

Weaknesses

Level of competition is well below NFL standard. Punch in pass pro doesn't carry much snap and his core strength could be a major issue beyond college. Needs more coaching and improvement with footwork on zone plays as he allows too much penetration. Good straight-line athlete but his change-of-direction quickness is below average.

Draft Projection

Priority free agent

Sources Tell Us

"He has to move to guard to have a shot, but he's not a bad football player. I just don't know if he's going to be strong enough to play in the league." -- AFC South scout

Bottom Line

Decorated Division II tackle prospect who might have to move to center to have any shot in the NFL. As an NFL guard, Manhart would be athletic enough for a zone scheme, but NFL scouts have grave concerns about his ability to drop anchor and handle power from the inside. Manhart could be a late-round target or priority free agent with practice-squad potential as a center.
-Lance Zierlein
C
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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