John Cominsky

Charleston (WV)
DE

Prospect Info

College
Charleston (WV)
Hometown
Class
OH
r-Senior
Height
Weight
Arms
6' 5"
286 lbs
33 1/2”
Hands
9 3/4”

Prospect Grade

5.46
NFL Backup or Special Teams Potential
How We Grade

2019 Draft Results

Drafted by
Atlanta
Falcons
Round 4 ‧ Pick 33
40 Yard Dash
4.69u
Seconds
 
Bench Press
22
Reps
 
Vertical Jump
33.5
INCHES
 
Broad Jump
116.0
INCHES
 
3 Cone Drill
7.03
Seconds
 
20 Yd Shuttle
4.38
Seconds
 
60 Yd Shuttle
--
Seconds
 

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Cominsky was a highly-recruited option quarterback out of Barberton, Ohio. He enrolled at the University of Charleston (in West Virginia) as a 218-pound defensive end, so a redshirt season was in order. The work he put in during his time on the scout team made him an immediate starter in 2015 (37 tackles, five for loss, four sacks, three pass breakups). Cominsky earned second-team All-Mountain East honors as a sophomore (41 tackles, four for loss, 2.5 sacks) and then took a large step forward in 2017, becoming a first-team all-league pick with 23 tackles for loss (6.5 sacks, 73 total stops). He was the Mountain East Defensive Player of the Year in 2018 by posting 67 tackles, 16.5 for loss, three sacks, and two forced fumbles.
By Lance Zierlein
NFL Analyst
Draft Projection
Rounds 4-5
Overview
The one-time option quarterback should be able to impress with his athletic testing during postseason workouts, but he still needs to keep adding play strength to be ready to handle NFL offensive linemen. Cominsky is built like a 3-4 defensive end and flashes potential to handle those types of run duties down the road. However, without more threat as a pass rusher, his NFL potential could be limited.
Strengths
  • Looks the part
  • Continued to grind away in weight room, filling out frame from 218 to 285 during time at Charleston
  • Ran verified 4.68-second 40 in spring, which is on par with NFL middle linebackers
  • Praised for his work to become more cerebral in his approach
  • Plays with desired aggression in field demeanor
  • Disruptive run defender who uses force to help post impressive tackle for loss totals
  • Adequate initial get-off
  • Flashes upper-body turn to work around the edge of blocker
  • Plus closing burst to the quarterback as rusher
Weaknesses
  • Very average as pass rush talent
  • Too upright into his rush, allowing blockers to slow his charge with well-timed punch
  • Pass rush based on force over angles and hand usage
  • Hasn't learned to work hands and feet in unison to disable blocker's initial punch
  • Takes longer than expected to generate full arm extension after punch
  • Has physical traits as two-gapper but isn't quite there yet
  • Didn't face severe physical challenges at his level of competition.

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GRADE
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