Downtown Rams Draft Profile: University of North Dakota OL Michael Coe

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Our new massive series here at Downtown Rams will give you players that catch our eye. We will bring you bring you draft prospects, see where their fit is with the Rams and of course give you a player comparison.

Who is the 6-foot-3, 310 pound OL Michael Coe? 

Michael Coe, a appealing player who transferred from Western New Mexico to the University of North Dakota. He played his final collegiate season for UND, starting all 11 games, four at center, seven at right tackle, and one game at left tackle. Before transferring to North Dakota, he started 32 consecutive games for Western New Mexico, and selected as a all-conference player each of his three seasons. Coe’s line coach, Luke Knauf, departed Western New Mexico and was hired at UND at the same staff position. Coe decided to transfer from Westen New Mexico, and follow Knauf to UND. Despite transferring from a Division II school, the level of play didn’t matter, as Coe was selected as a All-Big Sky Conference First Team lineman.

 

Strengths

Very versatile and smart player

Ability to learn and play in any offense

Very athletic with good feet and long arms

Strong and powerful blocker keeping his feet moving driving defenders back or pancaking 

Solid base with pass protection

Played all offensive line positions on each side of the interior line.

 

Weaknesses

Very slow runner

Has issues with edge speed rushers or defenders in a five technique 

Tends to drive defenders into other blockers

 

How does he fit with the Rams?

Rams obtains an athletic lineman, surprisingly from a small-school, and has the experience of playing all three positions on the line. A pivotal swing lineman and can step in and can handle a interior lineman reserve role. Hall of Famer and former offensive lineman for the Dallas Cowboys and San Francisco 49ers Larry Allen, was a dominant blocker who pushed and threw defensive lineman around the field. Coe is almost the epitome of Allen with his dominating run blocking. He the has potential to be a very effective short yardage or goaline blocker.

 

Draft Grade

7th-Undrafted 

 

Player Comparison 

Larry Allen

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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