|Danny Coale Scouting Report
|Danny Coale - Virginia Tech (HT: 5-11⅞ - WT: 201)
Positives -- Reliable target with hands like glue, rarely drops a pass... Terrific slot receiver candidate with great initial quickness... At his best working the middle of the field, absolutely fearless, will go over the middle and take any big hit... Solid route runner, does a good job of cutting at the top of the stem...
A natural hands catcher who is adept at catching away from his body... Adjusts to the football well and has solid body control... A high effort player who fights all the time, a guy who will compete at the highest level... Experienced player who has caught 30 or more balls in each of the past four years... Good character player, a hard worker on and off the field, one of the top student athletes in the ACC... Has experience as a punter and can serve as a reserve punter on an NFL squad... Ran better than expected at the combine and has seen his stock rise during the post season.
Negatives -- Was never utilized much in the red zone, averaged one touchdown for every 20.6 receptions... Struggles against press coverage, doesn't have good upper body strength as he only put up 12 reps of 225 at the combine and he can get pushed off his routes... Will struggle as a run blocker... Merely an average athlete, doesn't have the size or speed to become a number one or even a number two wide out is more of a third or fourth option type... Has short arms and small hands, is not blessed with the physical tools teams look for... Simply a possession receiver, not a guy who is going to beat defenders deep and make a lot of plays down field... Struggles to get vertical separation... Will turn 24 years old prior to his rookie season.
At Virginia Tech -- (Official School Bio) 2011: Finished his career second in Tech history in both receptions and receiving yards, behind only teammate Jarrett Boykin... Started all 14 games at wide reciever and punted in four... Had 60 receptions for 904 yards and three touchdowns... Added four carries for 26 yards and eight punt returns for 52 yards... Also punted 13 times for 565 yards (43.5 yard average) with a long of 61... Tied a career-high with seven receptions for 128 yards and a TD in the win over Arkansas State... Caught a four-yard TD in the second quarter and a had a long reception of 52 yards... Hauled in seven passes for a game-high 107 yards in the win at Marshall... Also punted twice for 62 yards in his first career action at punter... Led the team with five receptions, good for 41 yards in the Clemson game, while moving into second place all-time at Tech in career receptions... Caught five passes for 91 yards, including a 40-yard second quarter TD in the win over Miami... Had a career-high eight receptions for 118 yards in the BC game, moving into second place in Tech history in career receiving yards... Also returned two punts for 31 yards... Caught two passes for 62 yards, including a 60-yarder at Duke... Rushed once for 26 yards... Caught a 63-yard TD pass near the end of the second quarter at Georgia Tech... Added a 34-yard reception in the third quarter and finished with two grabs for a game-high 97 yards... Named ACC Receiver of the Week... Punted all four times at Virginia for 190 yards (47.5 yard average), including a long of 52 and was named the ACC Co-Specialist of the Week... Had an exceptional game punting in the ACC Championship Game against Clemson... Averaged 46.2 yards on six punts with two punts over 60 yards or more with three downed inside the 20-yard line... His punts of 61 and 60 yards were two of the three-longest punts in ACC title game history and his 61-yarder was a career-long... Added two receptions for 11 yards... Had eight catches for 117 yards in the Sugar Bowl against Michigan.