BIO: Two-year starter who lined up at defensive end for the Hokies. Posted 35/13/6.5 as a senior after 51/19/9 the prior year.
POSITIVES: Fast, collegiate pass rushing end that projects to outside linebacker in the NFL. Quickly gets off the snap with an explosive first step, fast up the field and displays speed pursuing from the backside. Immediately alters his angle of attack and excellent range. Plays with good pad level and shows a lot of explosion in every area of his game.
NEGATIVES: Undersized and engulfed by larger opponents when lined up in a three-point stance. Lacks top instincts and slow to locate the ball.
ANALYSIS: A superior athlete with both speed and deceptive strength, Cols must now learn to make plays going in reverse rather than just downhill. Possesses the physical tools to be a weak-side linebacker but must vastly improve the mental aspects of his game.