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Myles Cole 2024 NFL Draft: Combine Results, Scouting Report For Jacksonville Jaguars EDGE

Myles Cole pressures the quarterback
Texas Tech Red Raiders defensive end Myles Cole (6) pressures Texas Christian Horned Frogs quarterback Josh Hoover (10) in the first half at Jones AT&T Stadium and Cody Campbell Field. (Michael C. Johnson-USA TODAY Sports)

The 2024 NFL Draft is getting close, making it an excellent time to highlight some of the class' best players with scouting reports. Each report will include strengths, weaknesses and background information. 

Here's our report on Myles Cole.


  • Height: 6-foot-6
  • Weight: 278 pounds
  • 40-yard dash: 4.67 seconds
  • 10-yard split: 1.65 seconds
  • 20-yard shuttle: Did Not Perform (DNP)
  • Vertical jump: 35"
  • Broad jump: 10'0"
  • Arm length: 36 ⅞"



  • Excellent athletic-physical profile with rare height/weight/speed/length combination. Exceptionally long arms.
  • Long athlete with easy movement. Showed some bend and flexibility, at times playing with good knee bend.
  • At times in the run game, used his long arms effectively to lock out offensive linemen and keep his feet clean to play off block.
  • Flashes of off-the-ball quickness in the run game with length and bend to make plays in backfield and at the line of scrimmage.
  • Some flashes of pass rush where he attacked the high side and cleared the edge of the offensive tackle with enough bend to win.
  • Showed flashes as edge pass rusher with one-arm stab that played to his arm length and generated movement.
  • Snaps of club rip move as wide-9 pass rusher to clear the edge of the offensive tackle and gain leverage to close to the quarterback.


  • Tendency to play too high in run game and as a pass rusher, which negatively affected both quickness and leverage.
  • Almost no strike power coming off the ball in run game. Did not play with any confined space force or leverage.
  • Too many run game snaps where he was physically handled and moved by the offensive tackle and offensive guard. Did not show point-of-attack strength.
  • Must learn to use exceptional arm length more effectively as pass rusher. Did not strike and create separation.
  • Measured and methodical in his movement. Not much suddenness and twitch. Did not show explosive element.
  • Needs to get stronger throughout his body. At this point, lacks meaningful speed-to-power element to his game.

Myles Cole runs drills at the Combine
Texas Tech defensive lineman Myles Cole (DL31) works out during the 2024 NFL Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium. (Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports)


Cole will have a fascinating projection to the next level given the stark contrast between his outstanding athletic and physical testing measurables that showed a rare height/weight/speed/length profile and his 2023 tape, which was spotty at best.

He has the kind of size and length and athletic movement that would lead you to believe he could develop into a quality edge pass rusher. But at this point as he enters the NFL, he did not show that he could rush the quarterback with any bend of flexibility or power.

While he looked athletic in his movement, he was not sudden or explosive, and he was not strong enough to execute speed-to-power. So there was really no tool in the toolbox for him to deploy as a go-to move.

Cole showed rare flashes of pass rush with his natural athleticism and movement, but at this point, he would have to be seen as a project who needs much work in learning the craft of rushing the quarterback so that he could play to his movement traits. The big issue with Cole is that he plays much too upright, and that negatively affects all facets of his game.


Cole began his college career at Louisiana-Monroe where he played three seasons before transferring to Texas Tech for his final two seasons.

Cole lined up both outside at defensive end and inside at defensive tackle in Texas Tech’s defensive fronts. There were snaps in both 4-man and 5-man fronts where Cole lined up at 4i and 3-technique — and even at times lined up at 0-technique in sub fronts.