Oniel Cousins Scouting Report
|Height & Weight:||6'4 - 300 lbs.|
2008 NFL Draft Prospect Scouting Report:
Oniel Cousins, OL, UTEP
Cousins was redshirted in 2003 as a defensive tackle and then played a limited role in 2004 because of an injured wrist. He was switched to the offensive line in the spring of 2005 and then played in all but four games (wrist injury) during his junior campaign in 2006. He played well enough during his senior season to warrant post season considerations. Cousins has a good frame and strength and is able to maintain a good leverage. He has an above average hand punch and is able to bend his knees well. He plays under control and maintains good balance, while showing good blitz awareness. Cousins plays with determination, but He is not consistent. He is also not as fast as his 40 (5.01-40) time might reflect. He is a below average athlete and is still learning the position after moving from defensive tackle. He does not create much movement and will struggle to keep blockers at the second level. Cousins needs better coaching and more dedication and his injuries on his wrist are a major concern. Cousins is highly regarded by many, but he is a marginal talent at best. He played outside at UTEP but with his limited agility, he would need to move inside at the next level. He gets beat consistently on the outside. All that said, Cousins has the necessary set of skills to make a team and play on a regular bases. He is not talented enough to be drafted any higher than the fourth round, but a lack of depth at the position might push him forward in some draft boards.
Last Updated Feb-27-2008 by Raul Colon
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