Cole Tucker is a tough, gritty receiver for Northern Illinois who showcases his strong hands and physicality as a run blocker. Hula Bowl scout Derrick Deen breaks down Tucker as an NFL Prospect in his report.
|Name, Jersey #||Cole Tucker / #15|
|School (Code)||Northern Illinois (ILNO)|
|DOB, Class Yr||06/07/1999, 6th yr. Senior|
|Height, Weight||6020, 195|
|40 Yd Dash||N/A|
|Position/Depth||WR / Starting|
|Honors/Captainship||2021 All-MAC Honorable Mention (Pro Football Focus)2021 All-MAC Academic Team|
|Season Viewed (yr)||2021 / 2022|
|Games Watched||2022-Ball State, Vanderbilt & Tulsa|
|Scout Name / Date||Derrick Deen / 11-09-2022|
Per Year Stats (Most Recent First)
|2022||10 GP/10 GS/41 REC/ 599Yds/ 14.61 YPC/ 4 Rec. TDs (Incomplete Season)|
|2021||9 GP/5 GS / 41 REC / 575 Yds / 14.02 YPC / 3 Rec. TDs|
|2020||6 GP/4 GS / 13 REC / 136 Yds / 10.5 YPC / 2 Rec. TDs|
|2019||12 GP/ 10 GS / 38 REC / 531 Yds / 14.0 YPC / 1 Rec. TD|
|2018||14 GP / 3 GS / 18 REC / 156 Yds / 8.7 YPC|
Cole Tucker WR 6'2 195 Northern Illinois. Here's a NFL Scouting report on him. Mother is Canadian from Brandon, Manitoba originally.
A sixth-year, redshirt senior, enrolled at NIU in 2017. Appears to be shorter than listed height. Has a squared, durable, thicker torso and toned, average-length arms. Legs have some length in the thighs, with thick and strong calves. Aligns and starts primarily at the left or right outside WR spots (640 snaps), but has seen 454 snaps in the slot. Has totalled 317 special teams snaps. Strong-handed, possession receiver that will be a better fit as a big slot at the next level. Physical, tough, uses body and angles well to get in front of the ball and shield corners from catches. Good, reliable target that can give the QB options underneath. Stretches the field. Average breakaway speed after the catch, sufficient ability to use vision and improvise. Plays to the quarterback. Does a good job pushing the sideline and finding open green. Has a clear second gear in the game, can get slowed down. Plus run blocker, though should be more aware of angles. Not a very sharp route runner, can decelerate out of breaks. Slow to release against press coverage. Very much a sideline-to-sideline, east-west route runner.