2017 NFL Draft

Audie Cole, ILB

School: North Carolina State  |  Conference: ACC
College Experience: Senior  |  Hometown: Monroe, MI
Height/Weight: 6-4 / 246 lbs.
Projected Ranking
OverallPositionProj. Rnd.
2011 Season
A semifinalist for the 2011 Butkus Award... An honorable mention All-ACC performer, he leads the team in tackles with 122... One of 12 Pack players that graduated on December 17... Leading tackler in five of the 12 games this season, he tallied a career-high 16 at Cincinnati and tied that mark with 16 against Georgia Tech... Had a huge 19-yard sack to cause a fumble in the win over North Carolina... Also the team leader versus Liberty, South Alabama and at Florida State... Tied as the Pack's leading tackler in 2010 while playing on the strong side, he moved to middle linebacker during 2011 spring drills... Has started the last 37 games, the longest starting streak among current players... A high school QB and former golden-glove winner in boxing.
2010 Season
Tied for the team lead in tackles with 97, his 10.5 tackles for loss ranked third among Wolfpack players ... Played the SAM linebacker spot, he moved to middle linebacker in the spring and will start there in 2011 ... Led the defesne with 809 snaps from scrimmage ... Tied his career-high with 13 stops in the win at North Carolina ... That tally included a six-yard sack and he also recovered a fumble in that contest ... Led the team in tackles at Central Florida with a dozen, including a sack, two others for loss ... Also pulled down his first career interception against the Knights ... Named the ACC Defensive Back of the Week by the league and the ACC Player of the Week by Rivals.com for that performance ... Tied for the lead in tackles against Cincinnati with seven and with eight stops in the win over Florida State.
2009 Season
NC State's leading tackler in 2009 with 85 stops ... Led the team in stops versus Florida State (9) and UNC (10) ... Racked up a career-high 13 tackles at Virginia Tech ... Finished second on the squad in tackles for loss with eight, he also tallied four sacks ... Started all 12 games ... Recipient of the team's Al Michaels Award, which is given to the player who "puts team before self."
2008 Season
Saw action mainly on special teams in 2008, his 213 specialty snaps ranked third on the team ... In for 30 snaps from scrimmage at Maryland, just 38 for the entire season ... Tallied 14 total tackles.
High School
Played quarterback, safety and linebacker at Monroe HS for coach Greg Hudkins ... Rivals.com top-30 player out of Michigan ...Threw for 3,285 yards and 23 touchdowns in his career and was named all-league as a senior ... Rushed for 10 touchdowns his final

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