ROUND 6 – PICK 217: DYLAN COLE, OLB (MISSOURI STATE)
With their first selection in the sixth round, the Kansas City Chiefs go with a local kid in Dylan Cole. Cole, a linebacker at Missouri State, had an interesting way to get the attention of NFL Scouts last summer when he tweeted a video of him bench pressing 225 pounds.
Give the kid credit. Not a lot of Missouri State players even get a sniff during scouting, but it appears that Cole could be a surprise standout in this year’s crop of prospects.
According to NFL Draft Scout, Cole led the Bears in tackles in nine out 11 games and also recorded 13 tackles in the team’s Missouri Valley Conference games this past season. He was a four-year starter at Missouri State and will be one of the under the radar guys to watch for in the 2017 NFL Draft.
My co-editor Ben Almquist has Cole on his draft board as a prospect to consider taking in the sixth round.
"Listed as a 4-3 OLB, but I like him better inside as a 3-4 ILB. Good size to eat blockers and plays very hard."
I took a chance on Dylan Cole because linebacker is a need for the Chiefs. Justin Houston has struggled to stay healthy, Tamba Hali is aging, and Dee Ford can’t decide what he wants to be. This pick could turn into nothing, but Dylan Cole could be one of the Cinderella stories we see in the NFL in the coming years.