Friday, June 15, 2012
By proscoutdan Posted at 7:00 AM
TRENT COLE: Cincinnati, 6020 245 4.86. Three-year starter. Uses hit and spin move. Physical 3-4 outside linebacker prospect. Runs to ball. Will finish long and short pursuit - chase player. Flashes good use of hands to separate and shed. Hustles in pursuit. Has some strength to play over a tight end. Raw in coverage. Lacks footwork in drops. Not fluid. Closes on ball in front of him, but reactions are inconsistent. Shows quickness off the edge as a pass rusher. Quick first step. Plays with leverage and can bend and squeeze to quarterback. Natural pass rushing skills. Can dip shoulder and get down the line. Has long arms. Can get outside and upfield quickly. Can make quick counter pass rush moves. Marginal against the run. Needs to play lower and get better leverage. Uses hands well. Flashes ability to play around blocks. Gives a good effort and plays to the whistle. Late round pick.