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2024 NFL Draft Scouting Report: S Cole Bishop

Big Board ranking: #75

Positional ranking: #5



Position: S

College: Utah

Class: Junior

Age: 21



Height: 6’2”

Weight: 206 lbs.

Arm length: 29 3/4″

Hand size: 9 1/2″


Athletic testing

40-yard dash: 4.45 sec.

10-yard split: 1.52 sec.

Vertical jump: 39.0”

Broad jump: 124.0”

Bench press: N/A

3-cone drill: N/A

Short shuttle: N/A



Very good size. Tremendous athleticism. Exceptional speed. Excellent combination of instant reaction time and terrific acceleration. Very quick movement skills. Great instincts reading and reacting to things in front of him. Quick to jump on underneath routes in coverage. Outstanding feet in man coverage. Experience covering tight ends both in the slot and out wide. Anticipates and pulls the trigger to get downhill and hit as a zone defender. Strikes accurately at the chest/abdomen of opponents at the catch point. Having eyes on the quarterback could lead to more interceptions as things become condensed. Quality ball skills. Very physical hitter. Wraps with extreme aggression. Excellent sideline-to-sideline pursuit. Fast and controlled coming down to make tackles. Breaks down and stays square to tackle on the second level. Fills in from deep to support near the sideline on runs to the outside. Experience lining up close to the line of scrimmage and taking on blockers. Fast as a blitzer. Has seen snaps essentially lined up as a 4-3 outside linebacker. Team captain.



Limited length for his frame. Can freelance a bit as a zone defender. Will open his hips and bail too early in deep zone coverage. Could get caught with his eyes in the backfield while covering. Sometimes late diagnosing screen passes. Vulnerable to juke moves when coming to tackle from an angle in space. Seemed a step behind all the misdirection by Oregon and didn’t make much of an impact (2023).


NFL comparison

Mike Edwards



Overall, Bishop is a versatile safety with a tremendous combination of instincts, reaction time, and movement skills. He should be able to fill a variety of roles for a defense and appears to have untapped playmaking upside at the next level.