Cole Strange

Cole Strange

Measurements
  • Height
    6047
  • Hand
    10 1/8
  • VJ
    28
  • Weight
    307lbs
  • Arm
    33
  • Speed
    5.03
OG Combine Averages
  • Height
    6042
  • Hand
    9 3/4
  • VJ
    -
  • Weight
    314lbs
  • Arm
    33 1/4
  • Speed
    5.23
Luke Carr - Scout
Cole Strange
  • Overall Rank
    60
  • Position Rank
    3
  • Position
    OG
  • Age
    23.9 Years
  • Team
    TENNESSEE-CHATT

Stats

Year Starts Games Sacks Allowed Hits Allowed Pressures Pressure %
2017 6 10
2018 11 11 0 1 2 4.8%
2019 12 12 0 2 2 2.2%
2020 4 4 0 0 4 3.3%
2021 11 11 1 0 5 1.7%

Build

Does he have prototype size? What is body type? What is growth potential?

Adequate height and weight for an NFL OG - to the eye looks lighter than 304 lbs because he moves so well. Weight distributed evenly throughout body. Frame appears able to handle weight gain in order to handle bigger NFL D-Linemen.

  • Size
    6
  • Length
    6
  • Frame/Durability
    7
Grade 6.3

Mental

Is he instinctual? Does he play with urgency?

Above the line instincts, constantly adjusting and changing direction to open running lanes and pick up stunts during pass pro. Eyes are up during the whole rep, allowing him to see all DL activity on any given rep. Always looking for work and drives defenders to the ground, plays right up to the whistle - tough, gritty player.

  • Toughness
    7
  • Instincts
    7
  • Effort/Motor
    8
Grade 7.3

Athleticism

Does he have the athletic traits you want?

Above the line explosiveness, has a really powerful first step with which he gains ground laterally and vertically extremely quickly - putting himself in a good position to get the seal on reach blocks. Flashes of athletic ability out in space - with adequate speed and change of direction to get to defenders. Nice knee flexion on display to ensure he has a lower pad level than the oncoming defender (required to win reps as normally conceding weight in the matchup). Has strong hands, but actual play strength and a rock-solid anchor is a room for improvement in his game.

  • Explosiveness
    7
  • Speed
    6
  • Body Control
    6
  • Flexibility/Bend
    6
  • Change of Direction
    6
  • Play Strength
    5
Grade 6.0

Technical

Does he have a refined skill set? Is he a projection or is his game developed enough to contribute early?

Pass Block - Really well-positioned body with knee flexion means he keeps a low centre of gravity, making it hard for any D-Lineman to out-leverage him. He gets off the ball really quickly and stays light on his feet and maintains fluid hips, allowing him to pick up inside and outside rushes with ease. Shows good patience to strike and doesn't often overreach. Average anchor which would benefit from some extra weight on his lower half at the next level. Run Block - Explosiveness out of stance helps him in all aspects during the run, chips DL and climbs to the second level with ease, opening running lanes but has a great conceptual understanding of angles to seal defenders and continues to move his feet and drive defenders to the ground when he gets a good grip.

  • Pass Block
    6
  • Run Block
    7
  • Strike
    6
  • Second Level
    7
  • Pulling/Space Play
    6
  • Anchor
    5
  • Footwork
    6
  • Play Temperament
    6
Grade 6.1

Grading Scale

  • 10
    Rare
  • 9
    Elite
  • 8
    Outstanding
  • 7
    Above the Line
  • 6
    Adequate
  • 5
    Average
  • 4
    Limited
  • 3
    Poor
  • 2
    Deficient
  • 1
    Reject

Summary

What role does he play? What is his initial projection?
Started 44/48 games for Chattanooga with starts at LT and C (where he took reps and impressed at the Senior Bowl), but primarily playing at LG. Spent 6 years at Chattanooga as a Super Senior and earned 4x All-American First Team Selections as well as All-Southern Conference selections and multiple Academic All-SoCon selections over the years. A potential starter or great backup at OG or Center, showed a lot of promise at the Senior Bowl against bigger DL, answering some questions about his anchor. Great player for any zone blocking scheme and can play a role anywhere on the offensive line due to his versatility. NFL teams will look to add some weight onto his frame and try and get him to at least the league average weight for an OG. Likely a late Day 2 or Early Day 3 Pick.

Film Watched

  • iconBest Game
  • v East TN St
  • Oct - 16 - 2021
  • 0 Sacks/Hits/Pressures Given Up - great run blocking
  • iconWorst Game
  • AT Mercer
  • Nov - 13 - 2021
  • Gave up a sack and struggled to climb to second level to affect run game
Best Trait
Run Blocking + Work in Space
Pro Comparison
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