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Justin Cole the replacement for Schofield

Posted on: January 26, 2010 12:41 pm
San Jose State pass rusher Justin Cole was added to the North team as an apparent replacement for former Wisconsin star O'Brien Schofield, who suffered a knee injury Monday.

Cole, given jersey #94, primarily played outside linebacker Tuesday. Cole played mostly defensive end over his career with the Spartans, but was moved to outside linebacker as a junior and flashed, earning second-team WAC honors. He struggled in 2009 to take advantage of the positive gains he made as a junior and was even benched, at one point.

Tuesday, he looked like a guy making the move from defensive end, reacting aggressively to the play-action fake and getting burned in the flat by backs releasing.

Scouts like Cole's frame (6-3, 240) and relative athleticism. He hasn't proven yet to have the instincts necessary in making the switch to linebacker, but certainly has a great opportunity this week to do so.
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