Over the next few days, we will look at the four Sun Devils who look to hear their names called in a unique way at the NFL Draft. With COVID-19 shutting down the sports world, the draft should be a time of relief for football fans.
Next up on our list of Sun Devil draft prospects, we take a look at offensive lineman Cohl Cabral.
Name: Cohl Cabral
Size: 6-foot-5, 300 pounds
Experts Say: Day 3
What We Know: A versatile four-year player at ASU, Cabral was selected to the Outland Trophy Preseason Watch List and the Rimington Trophy Preseason Watch List in 2019.
He is capable of playing any position on the o-line, but his draft stock has him projected as a center. His versatility was exemplified in the Sun Devils’ first few games of the regular season when Cabral played the first two games of the year at left tackle while ASU had some depth issues on the line.
However, in ASU’s 10-7 upset at Michigan State, the senior returned to his natural position and stayed there for the remainder of the year.
Cabral considered leaving ASU last year to enter the draft, but elected to return to Tempe to work as a center. NFL Analyst Lance Zierlein rates him as a 5.87, which puts him in the middle of the pack among centers from the NFL combine.
As projected by Zierlein and NFL.com, Cabral looks to be an interior lineman at the next level who starts off as a backup center or special teams player.
He possesses strong abilities as a run blocker and still could use some work in pass protection and his athleticism. Nevertheless, Cabral’s versatility should help him and it’s likely he is picked up by someone on the third day of the draft.