Each day we will take a look at one or two of the players with a little background information on them.
Today, it is Rutgers offensive lineman Tariq Cole.
Rutgers offensive lineman TARIQ COLE (6-6, 317) was a three-year starter and played 42 games (34 starts) during his Scarlet Knight career, including starting all 11 games at left tackle last season. A Long Beach, NY native, Cole served as a team captain as a senior in 2018 and helped Rutgers rank second in the Big Ten and 19th nationally by allowing only 1.33 sacks per game. He was selected as All-Big Ten honorable mention twice during his collegiate career (2016-17).
Rutgers’ Tariq Cole is a road grader in the run game. Cole is going to project most favorably to a gap/power blocking role up front. Possesses a prototypical frame for the edge at 6’6, 320 lbs and has shown skill in using length to extend arms and run rushers past the pocket despite failing to keep feet framed on defenders. Natural strength and lower body thickness allows for a late anchor and ability to recover if pushed back onto his heels by a heavy hitting rusher.