Biography: Junior college transfer who started the past two seasons, winning both All-American and All-Conference honors each year. Senior totals included 25 tackles and six tackles for loss after 24/4.5/5 as a junior. Has blocked several field goals in the past, some during critical moments of the game.
Positives: Massive interior lineman who can be a dominant force up front. Clogs the middle of the field, displays power in his lower body, and has the ability to stand up blockers at the line of scrimmage. Uses his hands relatively well to protect himself, built low to the ground, and gets underneath blockers. Fluid changing direction for such a large man, easily redirects to ball handlers, then takes them down at the point of attack. Takes up a lot of space in the middle of the line and commands double teams.
Negatives: Lumbers about the field and shows marginal explosion in his game. Must develop more moves with his hands and become quicker disengaging from blocks. Poorly conditioned, wears down and does not always seem to go hard.
Analysis: Cody made an immediate impact at Alabama upon his arrival in 2008. He's a massive interior clogger and will collapse the pocket, creating opportunities for teammates. He possesses a world of talent and upside, yet he has weight concerns and does not dedicate himself to off-field conditioning. Cody offers starting ability at the next level and can quickly impact an NFL team if he decides to focus on football and make the game a priority. Should he continue to singularly rely on his natural skills, Cody could quickly be looking for a new line of work.
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