Louisiana Tech - Bulldogs
Adrien Cole - #44 - ILB
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|03/15/2012 Louisiana Tech Pro Day||5-10 3/4||235||9 3/8||30 7/8||74||4.76||16||9'9"||34||4.22||11.44||6.99|
Has a child. Also played fullback and defensive tackle as a Louisiana prep, winning the Class 6A Defensive Player of the Year as a senior. Threw the shot put in track. Appeared in 10 games in 2008, his true freshman season, as a reserve linebacker and made 30 tackles, one tackle for loss and zero sacks. Moved into the starting lineup in ’09 at middle linebacker and led the team in tackles with 93-4-2 with one pass breakup and one forced fumble in 11 starts. Did not play against Idaho (concussion). Recorded 80-4 1⁄2-2 with a forced fumble in 10 contests (six starts) at MLB in ’10, sitting out the final two games with a sprained MCL in his right knee. Made all 13 starts at MLB in ’11 and paced the team in tackles and TFL after posting 128-13-2 with five pass breakups, one interception returned 45 yards for a score (New Mexico State), one forced fumble and three blocked kicks. Team captain.Positives:
Thickly built with good strength. Plays on his feet. Can scrape and flow. Has a nose for the football and likes contact. Good instincts. Drive-through tackler — brings the wood and generates pop on contact belying his stature. Good short-area quickness to outmaneuver blocks and shoot gaps. Highly productive.Negatives:
Lacks ideal height and length — is short-armed and can be engulfed by larger blockers. Shows some tightness in his hips. Average acceleration. Lacks speed to carry tight ends down the deep middle. Pulled up by play-action.Summary:
Sawed-off, stoutly built, active, two-down thumper who fits as a 4-3 “Mike” or inside a one-gapping 3-4 scheme. Has the look of a special-teams standout and could be a value selection given his instincts, tackling ability, competitiveness and fiery football playing temperament. A cross between Packers 2011 sixth-round pick D.J. Smith and Titans 2006 fourth-rounder Stephen Tulluch.
Adrien Cole's Draft Stock
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