2020 Guide: What Ourlads' Scouting Services said about BRIAN COLE II: Mississippi State, 6016 213 4.53. One-and-a-half year starter, Saginaw, MI. Transfer from East Mississippi CC and Michigan, Cole broke into the starting lineup as a nickel/hybrid in the Mississippi State defense. Solid chase player he played primarily backed off on the edge. Flashed solid run support showing physical take-on and tackling ability. Uses his hands to separate from blocks and re-direct off blocks to make plays on the edge. Chases across the field and has a burst to close on the backside. Made several plays in the backfield with quick downhill run read. Quick reacting on the throw in flat coverage. As a man defender, could match some tight ends but struggled with shifty slots and could get separated on route breaks. Upright in transitions he struggles with quick change of direction. Can be overaggressive in run support and take himself out of a play. Has been used successfully as a kick returner and has been productive in kick coverage. Worked some at deep safety at the Senior Bowl and he showed range but is a work in progress. Special teams and developmental safety is his shot. Senior Bowl notes: Covered a lot of ground in the deep zones and flashed some ball skills in practice. Did not make plays of note but had a nice return with a fumble recovery in the game. Showed chase ability in the box. 2019 stats: 67 T, 7.5 TFL, 2 sacks, 2 PBU, 3 QBH, 1 FF, 1 INT. OSR:9/24. Sixth/seventh round. (A-31 3/8, H-10, VJ-DNP, SS-DNP).