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Draft Scout Mason Cole News
12/16/17 - 2017 ALL-BIG TEN SECOND TEAM (COACHES): OT Mason Cole, Michigan,...A native of Tarpon Springs, Florida, and offensive captain for U-M this fall, Cole made his 50th consecutive start against Ohio State (Nov. 25), placing him in a tie with Jon Jansen for most all-time among Michigan offensive linemen. With a start in the bowl game, Cole will tie Craig Roh at 51 consecutive starts, the most for any player in U-M history, regardless of position. - Michigan Football
10/24/17 - Oct 24 Stock Report: Who helped themselves? Mason Cole, OC, Michigan, SR. (6-4, 305, 5.21, #52)...It was not a good night for Michigan's offensive line on Saturday night in the loss to Penn State so it would be easy to overlook Cole, who was, as usual, reliable for most of the game. He did surrender a sack late in the fourth quarter, but he got the best of Penn State rushers, despite having a skill-set obviously better suited for the interior and not at left tackle. Cole flashes violence in his hands and squares his shoulders to leverage and control the point of attack. He is a stubborn run blocker who creates movement and often moves to right tackle for runs to the right side of the formation. Cole doesn't have ideal arm length and needs to be more consistent when climbing to the second level, but the positives far outweigh the negatives. While he likely won't be a left tackle in the NFL, Cole offers position flexibility and rarely misses a snap, which is why he is in the discussion to be the first senior interior lineman drafted next April. - Dane Brugler, NFLDraftScout.com
10/23/17 - Position flexibility gives Michigan LOT Mason Cole, who's also played center extensively, a lot of value, according to ex-Rams scout Danton Barto writing at @ITLScoutsNotes. - InsidetheLeague.com
09/19/17 - Mason Cole is up in the club. Cole has joined a long legacy at Michigan, where he has a shot to close his career with the most starts by an offensive lineman in school history after beginning it as the first true freshman to start at left tackle for the Wolverines. Cole is set to start his 42nd straight game when the eighth-ranked Wolverines (3-0) open the Big Ten season with their first road game against Purdue (2-1) on Saturday. Michigan will be without receiver Tarik Black against the Boilermakers. Wolverines coach Jim Harbaugh said Black needs surgery to repair a "crack" in his foot. The freshman had 83 yards receiving and a touchdown in his debut, a win over then-No. 17 Florida and leads the team with 11 receptions and 149 yards receiving.
Cole's value is difficult to measure as an offensive lineman, but he's moving up the charts for durability. The senior is on pace to pass standouts such as Steve Hutchinson, Taylor Lewan, Jeff Backus and Jon Jansen, who started a record 50 games from 1995-98, on the list of starts by an offensive lineman for college football's winningest program. And like family members do sometimes, players have to make sacrifices for the greater good of the group. Cole did that when he was moved from left tackle to center, where he started all 13 games last season. Harbaugh moved him back to left tackle this season, a move that should help the Wolverines and potentially Cole, too, because the coveted position is more valuable in the draft. "After pulling off the feat of starting at left tackle as a freshman, Mason showed how unselfish he was when they moved him to center," said Long, who retired from the NFL in April because of a torn Achilles tendon. "The fact that he's so versatile bodes well for his NFL stock." - AP College Football
12/02/16 - 2016 ALL-BIG TEN FOOTBALL SECOND TEAM (COACHES): Center Mason Cole, Michigan...Mason Cole, Kyle Kalis and Ben Braden have started all 12 games this season. Their stalwart blocking along the line has contributed to the Wolverines' second-place ranking in total offense in the Big Ten with 5,272 total yards. - Michigan Football