NFL Draft: What's at Stake for Terrance Cody at the 2010 NFL Combine?

Joe BrownCorrespondent IFebruary 23, 2010

Terrance Cody is one the more intriguing prospects in the 2010 NFL draft class. He rarely shows up on stat sheets but that’s hard to accomplish when two or three opponents are always giving him their full, undivided attention.

But coaches and scouts know the proper way to rank somebody like Cody is by the production of the linebackers behind him. He’s considered by many as the best run-stuffer but also more one-dimensional prospects in this class.

Images of Cody at the Senior Bowl weigh-in reveal a prospect needing to show some commitment to his physical training regimen for the 2010 NFL combine.

Cody had two solid years in Tuscaloosa since transferring after the 2007 season from Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College. The Fort Myers, Florida native could provide tremendous value as he slips into the second round—or he could be the next Aaron Gibson.

Strengths

·         Brute Strength

·         Phone booth Quickness

·         Ability to collapse pockets

·         Punishing tackler

Weaknesses

·         Conditioning

·         Limited pass-rushing abilities

·         Inconsistent effort one play to the next

Teams deploying 3-4 defenses are sure to closely evaluate the 6’5”, 370 pound Alabama tackle. More of the same from the Cody we saw at the Senior Bowl and a probable second-round selection is in order. If he loses weight and exceeds expectations about his conditioning level then he could end up with a team in the latter half of the first round like Pittsburgh or the Jets.

Possible Destinations

Miami, New York Jets, San Diego, Washington, and Pittsburgh

Likely Destination

Washington Redskins (Second Round—37th Overall)

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