Cole Turner

Cole Turner

Measurements
  • Height
    6064
  • Hand
    9 3/4
  • VJ
    27
  • Weight
    249lbs
  • Arm
    33
  • Speed
    4.76
TE Combine Averages
  • Height
    6045
  • Hand
    9 3/4
  • VJ
    33.5
  • Weight
    250lbs
  • Arm
    33
  • Speed
    4.72
Kevin Ivers - Scout
Cole Turner
  • Overall Rank
    197
  • Position Rank
    13
  • Position
    TE
  • Age
    22.3 Years
  • Team
    NEVADA-RENO

Stats

Year Games Played Rec Yards YPC TDs Misc. Stats
2018 2 2 37 18.5 1
2019 4 4 51 12.8 0
2020 9 49 605 12.3 9
2021 11 62 677 10.9 10

Build

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

Above the line size and outstanding length makes him a jump ball target. Frame is limited for the position at just 240 pounds and with a narrow upper body. Needs to add bulk.

  • Size
    7
  • Length
    8
  • Frame/Durability
    4
Grade 6.3

Mental

Is he instinctual? Does he play with urgency?

Adequate toughness and instincts. For instincts, his instincts as a receiver are more developed than as a blocker, logical for a former receiver who's transitioned to TE. Motor is average as he fights through contact with the ball in his hands, but doesn't always work towards the ball as a blocker.

  • Toughness
    6
  • Instincts
    6
  • Effort/Motor
    5
Grade 5.7

Athleticism

Does he have the athletic traits you want?

Explosiveness and speed are adequate. Long stride gives him sneaky speed, but won't blow past anyone. Body control is above the line and allow him to adjust for impressive catches. Flexibility is adequate. Change of direction is above the line for the tight end position. Play strength is average, as his toughness as a receiver doesn't translate to tough blocking consistently at this point.

  • Explosiveness
    6
  • Speed
    6
  • Body Control
    7
  • Flexibility/Bend
    6
  • Change of Direction
    7
  • Play Strength
    5
Grade 6.2

Technical

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

Route running and release are adequate mostly due to inconsistency. Would like to see more diverse routes, especially in the red zones where it was mostly fades and jump balls. Ball skills are above the line, as he has strong hands and does well in contested catch situations. Some issues to fix, but nothing major. Ball carrier ability is simply average as he shows no ability to make people miss. Blocking and strike are limited, as he can block in space but not so much at the line of scrimmage. He gets in the way of defenders more so than moving them. Play temperament is average, as he's shown some ability and desire to move people in space. Reliability is adequate, as consistency needs some work, but he is a red zone and third down weapon.

  • Route Running
    6
  • Release
    6
  • Ball Skills
    7
  • Ball-Carrier Ability
    5
  • Blocking
    4
  • Strike
    4
  • Play Temperament
    5
  • Reliability
    6
Grade 5.4

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?
True Senior who converted from receiver to the tight end position while at Nevada and appeared in 26 games over 4 years. 2020 All-Mountain West First Team and 2021 All-Mountain West Second Team. Very much an F who lined up inline just under a quarter of his snaps last season. Still needs work on his position change, as his blocking ability isn't sufficient yet. Immediate backup with viability in the red zone and third down passing plays. Versatile enough to line up outside, inline, and in the slot and run routes from all three alignments.

Film Watched

  • iconBest Game
  • v Hawaii
  • Oct - 16 - 2021
  • 12 REC, 175 YDS
  • iconWorst Game
  • AT Kansas State
  • Sep - 18 - 2021
  • 6 Targets, 2 REC, 12 YDS, Poor Blocking
Best Trait
Size and Length
Pro Comparison
Slower Mike Gesicki