While defensive lineman Kalia Davis looks like the most likely UCF Knights football player who might hear his name called, Cole Schneider is one of the fringe players who might squeak his way into the 2022 NFL Draft.
What makes Schneider more valuable is his versatility. He has experience primarily at offensive guard, but also has time playing center when injuries found it necessary.
Let’s break him down:
- Height: 6-4
- Weight: 315 pounds
- Arms: 30 3/8”
- Hands: 9 5/8 “
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Cole Schneider’s natural position is offensive guard, but he can play center. Out of his 38 starts, 37 were at guard with one at center, but he has subbed in for Matt Lee multiple times during the game.
Scheider has earned first or second team All-AAC team status from either the conference or a publication during all four years of his career.
It is worth noting Schneider has one rushing attempt on offense, which went for one yard and a touchdown.
Schneider is going to have to work on his explosiveness against stronger and faster players in the NFL if he hopes to catch on.
UDFA. While Schneider offers versatility, his run blocking skills need work. Teams know this and it makes him more likely to slide through the draft.
Being an undrafted free agent is not necessarily a bad thing. This allows the player to pick the team and situation that fits the best for him. On the flip side, being a UDFA is an indication of how teams feel about a player. With the vast majority of NFL contracts not guaranteed, Schneider as a UDFA is no different than Scheider as a 7th round pick.