Samuel Cosmi NFL Draft Prospect Profile

Samuel Cosmi NFL Draft Profile, Highlights and NFL Comparison

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By Mitchell Wolfe March 13, 2021 0 Comment
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Samuel Cosmi is a 2021 NFL Draft Prospect

Samuel Cosmi is an offensive tackle from Texas and a prospect in the upcoming 2021 NFL Draft. Cosmi started eight games for Texas in 2020 before opting out to prepare for the draft.

In his eight starts at left tackle, he allowed two sacks, one QB hit, five hurries, and eight pressures; he also committed zero penalties on the season in 605 snaps. According to Pro Football Focus, Cosmi ranked as the 9th-highest-graded offensive tackle (20% snap minimum) with an Offensive grade of 90.8 (90.7 Pass Blocking, 86.4 Run Blocking).

Cosmi earned a three-star recruiting ranking coming out of high-school after earning all-state honors in Texas. He was a top-150 offensive tackle in the country and a top-200 prospect in Texas. Cosmi originally committed to Houston, but after Tom Herman left there for Texas, he flipped his commitment, following Herman to Austin. He redshirted his first year at UT in 2017.

After his redshirt year, Cosmi began the year as a backup but won the starting right tackle job after the first game. He went on start every game in the 2018 season, earning Freshman All-American honors and an honorable mention for Big 12 Offensive Freshman of the Year.

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In 2019, Cosmi flipped over to the left side of the line and started every game at left tackle. He earned Second-Team All-Big 12 honors and an honorable mention for Big 12 Offensive Lineman of the Year. Cosmi returned to the Longhorns in 2020 and earned Second-Team All-American honors and All-Big 12 First Team honors. He received an honorable mention for Big-12 OL of the Year again before opting out.

In the NFL, Cosmi projects as a starting left tackle in a pass-heavy offense. Cosmi possesses elite athleticism and movement skills, especially in pass protection, which would make him a valuable asset on any team. His technique is good, and he’s an exceptionally smart player.

However, Cosmi needs to work on his run blocking. He’s not bad by any means, but there are times when he seemingly misses assignments, and not because of a lack of athleticism or a mental lapse. Furthermore, he doesn’t display the nasty streak or killer instinct where he mauls defensive linemen consistently.

With all that being said, Cosmi has all the tools to be a long-term starter in the NFL; he’s got the athleticism, he’s got very good size and the frame to pack on more weight and strength, and he’s working with former San Francisco 49ers offensive tackle Joe Staley, which will help his technique immensely.

Scouting Capsule

Samuel Cosmi NFL Draft Prospect Profile

Scouting Capsules compiled by The Brawl Network Draft Analysts Kyle Fahey, Daniel Kitchen, and Mitchell Wolfe.

Measurements & Pro Day

At Texas, Samuel Cosmi was listed at 6’7″ and 309 pounds. At Texas’ Pro Day, he was measured at 6 feet and 5 7/8″ inches (6057) and 314 pounds. Cosmi ran the 40-yard dash in 4.85 seconds with a 1.68 10-yard split. In the jumps, he recorded a 30″ vertical and a 9’9″ broad jump (118″). He ran the short-shuttle in 4.39 seconds and the three-cone drill in 7.35. Finally, he put up 36 reps in the bench press.

Highlights

Positives

  • Excellent athleticism and movement skills: very smooth off the snap, reaching his set points quickly and fluidly; moves well around the arc and recovers very quickly; has the skills to succeed in Zone schemes where he needs to climb to the second level.
  • Has all the necessary tools to be an effective starter on day one, with good hand placement and timing to control defenders, quick feet but patient in pass protection and understands when to ride the rusher around the arc, and very good anchor ability to plant and neutralize pass rusher.
  • Good run blocker in Man/Gap and Zone schemes: surprisingly effective on Base/Drive blocks, easily displacing defenders when he’s asked just to go forward and move someone; works very well in DBLs/Combo blocks with good instincts on when to climb to the next level.
  • Great mental processing and awareness, especially in pass protection, as he easily deciphers exotic blitzes and DL stunts/twists; knows where he needs to go, rarely makes mistakes, and works very well with others to pass off defenders.
  • Room to grow in multiple facets of the game: has the frame to add weight for strength/power (already put on weight for Pro Day); technique can be fixed and seems very receptive to coaching, as he improved every year, reduced his penalties, and is working with former All-Pro OT.

Weaknesses

  • Occasionally pops up too quickly and plays a bit too high/upright; stance could use a little work and will need to work on playing from a three-point stance.
  • Struggles to consistently execute Reach blocks in the run game, especially in outside zone schemes; has the movement skills to get there and seems to know his assignment, but does not have the proper technique necessary to execute his assignment.
  • Concerned about his competitive toughness, specifically aggressiveness: far from a mauler in the run game, does not consistently finish blocks through the whistle in pass protection or run blocking

NFL Comparison

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I cover and write about the NFL, the NFL Draft, and the Pittsburgh Steelers. I am originally from Hershey, PA and was raised a Pittsburgh sports fan. I went to Boston College for undergrad and am currently finishing a Master's degree in Sports Business at Temple University, concentrating in Sport Analytics.

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