Cole is also an ironman. He made 51 consecutive starts for the Wolverines, and 51 consecutive starts at East Lake before that. However, he did play left tackle last season for MI football, so he does have some position flexibility.
Of course, it was surprising that Cole was the first MI football player to come off the board.
Cole's profile is somewhat similar to that of former MI center Graham Glasgow, who entered the league with the ability to rep at all five positions along the offensive line. He said he didn't think many National Football League teams were looking at him as a tackle. Moved to center for two games in 2016.
Center is certainly Cole's best position, but the truth is, he could probably play guard and tackle in addition to center.
When the pick was announced, Cole was called a center, which is where he will likely play in the NFL.
Jonathan Owens who was a senior for the Missouri Western football team last season will continue his football career at the next level playing the NFL for the Arizona Cardinals. "I think James Daniels from Iowa, Billy Price from Ohio State and Frank Ragnow from Arkansas are your top 3, and they'll all go early".