LSU 2019, Bayler, Oklahoma, TCU
Cosmi is 20-25 pounds away from being the perfect NFL tackle prototype. His size and athleticism rank in the 99th percentile amongst OT's since 1987 according to RAS. He scored a 9.99 out of 10, 2nd best all-time. He plays with attitude and understands how to utilize and combine his natural tools with technique and effort. His powerful hands and reach are his best tools but his footwork isn't far behind. He's equally talented in both the run and pass game.
As athletic as Cosmi may be, it doesn't completely translate to play speed. He lacks explosiveness out of his stance and is typically beaten by the opponent's 1st step. Cosmi needs to add size and strength to his upper body. He's simply too lean and too light to play against the elite speed and power rushers at the next level.
GM's love them some long, athletic tackles and it doesn't get much longer or more athletic than Samuel Cosmi. A 4 year starter, with 35 games under his belt as a Texas Longhorn, the man has NFL potential written all over him. Teams will want to see the 22 year old tackle add weight and mass particularly to his upper body over the offseason. Other than that, he's a pretty technically sound OT who could have a zone blocking team willing to spend a late day one, early day two capitol on the high ceiling prospect.
Featuring a lean, lengthy 6'7"" frame, Samuel Cosmi is surprisingly agile, light-footed, and well balanced for his size. He's not a very explosive athlete but uses high output and efficient technique to compensate for his deficiencies when it comes to upper body strength. Moves well when protecting the edge with consistent and active feet.
Movement off L.O.S.
Pull & Block Outside
Adjust in Space
Use of Hands
Big Play Ability
As a run blocker, Cosmi utilizes his long arms to initiate contact, sink in his meat hooks, and leg driving until his opponent is on the ground. Athletic enough to pull and get to the second level while taking advantage of his massive reach to disrupt tackling angles. Adjusts and redirects with ease while in space. Although he can create movement, he lacks power at the point of attack and struggles to move the pile in short yardage situations. Struggles against opponents who gain inside and underneath leverage due to his height.
The Texas LT features a good quick set, solid base, and decent knee bend but can improve on consistently dropping his butt and not leaning over his knees to make contact. His hand accuracy, power, and violence make it nearly impossible for rushers to get by him. Samuel has an arsenal of hand fighting techniques and often frustrates defenders with different looks and veteran-like OL fundamentals. From his footwork to his hips, there's not a whole lot from a technical standpoint not to like. Anchors well, uses his length to absorb the bullrush and recoil or jump steps to recover.
Ability to Combat Inside Move
If Cosmi catches his opponent off balance or beats them to the point of attack, he makes them pay for it every time. The LT has a maulers mentality mixed with a relentless motor. He wears on opposing defenders throughout the game, every play of every quarter, from the snap to the whistle, Cosmi is a full-throttle, well conditioned athlete.
Seemed to struggle to communicate when pick up stunts, blitzes, and disguised looks from the defense. Gave up too many sacks and pressure simply due to not know his assignment or assuming he had inside/outside help. Limited to playing tackle due to his lack of explosiveness out of his stance, limited upper body strength, and struggles against D-lineman who can gain inside leverage.