Mason Cole Draft Profile

Mason Cole draft profile

Strengths:

  • Durable
  • Hard worker
  • Offers versatility up and down the line with starts at center and tackle
  • Good athlete
  • Has started every game since his freshman year of high school totaling 104 total starts
  • Shows reactive quickness to handle traps and A-gap blitzers
  • Feels twists
  • Active to displace defender’s punch and re-assert his own
  • Motor is great
  • Gets out of his stance and around the corner with good quickness as lead blocker

Analysis: Mason Cole was the first true freshman in history to start the season opener on a Michigan offensive line when he lined up at left tackle against Appalachian State in 2014. He started every game that season and all 13 games the next year at the left tackle spot, earning honorable mention All-Big Ten notice in Year 2. When Graham Glasgow left for the NFL, Cole moved inside to center, utilizing his strong anchor and mobility to effectively cut off interior rushers and push the pile in the running game. He played all 13 games at his new spot and garnering second-team all-conference recognition from league coaches and media. Cole moved back to left tackle for 2017, again receiving a second-team All-Big Ten nod after starting all 13 games. So his versatility is evident. He understands the game in front of him and feels twists and stunts before they develop. His quickness as a lead blocker will allow teams to use him as a pulling center. Elite motor that never quits.

Weaknesses:

  • Needs to be faster with his hands
  • Hand placement is sloppy and falls off the mark
  • Plays with some lean and lunge in pass pro at times
  • Play strength and contact balance are inconsistent
  • Could struggle when matched with power across from him

Analysis: Mason Cole is a consistent center prospect with some position flex and incredible durability dating all the way back to his high school days. Cole relies on athleticism over power and will have to improve his hand usage and balance in order to match up against the talent he will see on the next level. While he has two years of starting experience at tackle, he’s too inconsistent in protection to hold up there for very long. Cole could become an early starter, but his ceiling might not be higher than average starter. Hand placement is inconsistent and will get him into trouble at the next level. Power across from him beats him regularly. Play strength is a question.

Size: 6’4 305lbs

Draft Grade: 3rd Round

NFL Comparison: Evan Boehm

Draft Projection: Round 4-5

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