Gannon senior defensive tackle Randy Colling posted two sacks in Saturday's 27-0 loss to No. 19-ranked Edinboro./Photo by Christopher Millette of the Erie Times-News
The Miami Dolphins had a scout at the Edinboro-Gannon game at Gannon today to see Knights defensive tackle Randy Colling.
The 6-foot, 5-inch, 320-pound Colling had eight total tackles, two sacks and 2.5 stops for loss in the 27-0 defeat for the Knights.
“I acted like he wasn’t even there,” Colling said. “You got to keep your head in the game, but it feels good. I feel like I played pretty good. Could have done better, but it’s not an individual game.”
People at the game were wondering how are NFL teams scouting Colling. Here’s an idea of what they’re looking for.
1. Can Colling consistently draw a double-team block?
2. Can he beat an 1-on-1 block with regularity? At the NCAA Division II level, he should do so on the regular. If he does it with ease at this level, then scouts will think he can at least hold his own as a pro.
3. Can he play on the outside? At 6-5, Colling is rangy enough to play a defensive end, but is he quick enough to do so?
4. Can he stunt to the inside or outside? This tests your ability to go lateral and push up field.
5. Can he pursue and chase down running backs from behind?
6. Is his motor always running even when he’s gassed?
All those areas were tested Saturday and for the most part, he did well. It’ll be interesting to see how many more scouts come see him play for the rest of the season.