Cole Luke
Projection
Round 6
Grade
C
6.40
Quality Backup

Cole Luke

Cornerback
Notre Dame
  • Year: Senior
  • Height: 5-11
  • Weight: 190
  • 40-Yard: 4.58
  • Arm: N/A
  • Hand: N/A

Strong Points

Three-year starter with 51 career games of experience for the Irish. Has long arms. Looked like a top prospect in 2014 and 2015. In ‘14, picked off two passes and forced a fumble in a win over Stanford, earning National Defensive Player of the Week honors. Good instincts. Shows that he is a willing run-support player. Has good ball skills and hands. Has played press, man, and off.

Weak Points

Really struggled the first half of 2016. Gave up numerous big plays and also missed tackles in the open field. Lacks ideal height. Not very fast for the position. Notre Dame moved him inside to the slot corner position after he struggled early this past season.

The Way We See It

After looking like an impressive player in 2014 and 2015, he looked very ordinary in 2016. Smart player with good instincts and has played a lot of football for Notre Dame, just lacks the required speed and skill set. Might have to play for a Cover-2 team, as he lacks the speed to play press in the NFL. Late-round pick with a chance to be a team's fourth or fifth corner because he will have special-teams value.