Audie Cole LB North Carolina State

Audie Cole Scouting Report LB North Carolina State


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Cole is a former Golden Glover winner in boxing and high school quarterback. Cole has played both inside (in 2011) and outside at North Carolina State.

Measurables

6’4 246 pounds, 10″ hands, 32.75″ arm lenght

4.81 40 yard dash, 15 bench press reps, 35″ vertical, 6.96 3 cone drill, 4.29 20 yard shuttle

 

Stats:

2011: (CFBstats.com through Thanksgiving Day 2011)

Tackles
G Solo Assisted Total Total/G
11 47 42 89 8.09
Tackles For Loss
G TFL TFL Yards TFL/G
11 8.5 46 0.77
Sacks
G Sacks Sack Yards Sacks/G
11 3.5 38 0.32
Misc. Defense
G Passes Broken Up QB Hurries Fumbles Forced Kicks/Punts Blocked
11 4 1 4 0

2010:

Tackles
G Solo Assisted Total Total/G
13 49 37 86 6.62
Tackles For Loss
G TFL TFL Yards TFL/G
13 10.0 45 0.77
Sacks
G Sacks Sack Yards Sacks/G
13 5.0 31 0.39
Misc. Defense
G Passes Broken Up QB Hurries Fumbles Forced Kicks/Punts Blocked
13 3 2 2 0

Pros:

Long armed linebacker, who has decent speed and plays sideline to sideline in the run game (because of his plus instincts)…Instinctive against both the run and the pass…Really plus in coverage…scheme versatility can play in the 34 OLB or 43 OLB and also played inside in 2011…Does a good job of causing fumbles…can play three downs at the N.F.L. level because of his coverage skills…leader…productive…tough played with a cast on his hand in 2010

Cons:

Doesn’t have elite athleticism….could get stronger, sometimes he has trouble disengaging from blocks despite his length…Needs to work a bit on his technique in coverage because he holds too much…doesn’t always take the best angles…looked at home as an OLB and projects there better in the NFL

Round projection: Round 3

Thoughts:

Cole is a leader on the N.C. State Wolfpack defense, a productive, hard-working player who has underrated athletic ability. Cole is not a great athlete, but he is very instinctive, and has unusual length which could really help him develop into a pass rusher. Right now he uses primarily a speed move to get around the edge and a swim move, but he could add to his repertoire. He does a good job of shooting gaps to blow up plays, but struggles to break down and tackle in the open field. Cole is the kind of guy who is selfless on the field and will do his assignments to ensure the success of the defense. He has some upside and because he does such a good job in pass coverage has the potential to be a decent three down linebacker in the N.F.L. The thing that stands out immediately about him is his length and that is something that really intrigues scouts and general managers.

Bio:

In 2011: Moved to middle linebacker in spring drills, he will man that spot this fall.

In 2010: Tied for the team lead in tackles with 97, his 10.5 tackles for loss ranked third among Wolfpack players … Played the SAM linebacker spot, he moved to middle linebacker in the spring and will start there in 2011 … Led the defesne with 809 snaps from scrimmage … Tied his career-high with 13 stops in the win at North Carolina … That tally included a six-yard sack and he also recovered a fumble in that contest … Led the team in tackles at Central Florida with a dozen, including a sack, two others for loss … Also pulled down his first career interception against the Knights … Named the ACC Defensive Back of the Week by the league and the ACC Player of the Week by Rivals.com for that performance … Tied for the lead in tackles against Cincinnati with seven and with eight stops in the win over Florida State.

Video:

vs Cincinnati 2011 (jmpasq on youtube)

Vs UNC (Jmpasq on youtube) visit draftbreakdown.com

vs UCF


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