Photo of Cole Toner
Drafted By: Cardinals

Combine Results

Grade
5.0 ?
  • 5.32 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 22 REPS
    Top Performer
  • 103.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 7.88 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 4.59 SEC
    Top Performer

Draft Analysis:

With some of the contract situations along the Cardinals' OL, they bring in some versatility and see where Toner fits. He hangs his hat on mobility in pass pro and on run downs. --Mark Dulgerian

  • 6'5" Height
  • 33 1/8" Arm Length
  • 306LBS. Weight
  • 9 3/4" Hands

Overview

Toner had to deal with current Indianapolis Colts defender Zack Hodges during every practice as a sophomore and junior, so most opponents on the Ivy League schedule were a piece of cake in comparison. The first-team All-Ivy League pick in both 2014 and 2015 looks like an NFL prospect, and he shows the toughness and footwork to win as a run blocker and pass protector. If the 2015 Associated Press All-American continues to fill out his frame after this season and early in his NFL career, he has a chance to contribute sooner than later.


Pro Day Results


40-yard dash: 5.21 seconds
Vertical: 28 1/2 inches
Broad jump: 8 feet, 8 inches
Bench press: 24 reps of 225 pounds

Analysis

Strengths

Shows willingness to give ground in order to improve his angle on cross-­face blocks in zone blocks. Decent timing with climb to second level off combo blocks. Appears to have adequate foot quickness to redirect back inside and is able to mirror rushers. Careful with his punch and won’t give away hands too early. Fires off a heavy, well-­timed punch with some heat behind it. Aggressive approach in pass pro. Looks to take it to the defensive ends rather than sitting back passively and reacting to their rush. Was invited by former NFL GM Phil Savage to play in the Reese's Senior Bowl. Has a basketball background in high school.

Weaknesses

Despite basketball background, hip tightness is a concern. Sits up high in two-­point stance and comes out of his stance with elevated pad level. Foot quickness is very average laterally. Marginal bend and foot quickness could present a major concern when asked to cross-­face and secure blocks against NFL athletes. Shuffles wide in his pass sets and doesn’t always maintain proper weight inside opening him up to inside counters in pass rush. Opens and chases at the top of the rush rather than calmly riding rusher around the arc. Too much gallop in his pass sets and not enough quick, choppy steps. Narrow base and lack of hip flexion could indicate an issue with speed-­to­-power rushers. Play strength looks very average.

Draft Projection

Rounds 6 or 7

Bottom Line

Projecting Toner as an NFL prospect isn't easy. His tape at Harvard is pretty solid, but the level of competition is nowhere near what he will see as a pro and the more tape you ingest and the more you begin to project, the more his average feet, strength and hip flexion become a concern. Toner's Senior Bowl week will have everything to do with his draft projection. I see him as a right tackle only who might have to battle to earn a roster spot.
-Lance Zierlein
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Grade Title
9.00-10 Once-in-lifetime player
8.00-9.00 Perennial All-Pro
7.50-7.99 Future All-Pro
7.00-7.49 Pro Bowl to All-Pro Ability
6.50-6.99 Good NFL Starter with Pro Bowl Potential
6.00-6.49 Chance to become good NFL starter
5.70-5.99 Could become early NFL starter
5.30-5.69 Backup or eventual starter
5.15-5.29 Developmental prospect or special teams potential
5.01-5.14 Back end of the roster
5.00 50/50 Chance of making the roster

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