By: Brandon Gubitosa
We continue the 2021 draft class series here as we switch over to the defensive side of the ball. Defensive Back Qwynnterrio Cole led the Alcorn State defense with five interceptions in 2019 on his way to earning SWAC All-Conference First-Team honors. Cole’s stellar junior season earned him HBCU All-American honors for the second straight year. The hard hitting safety out of Memphis, Tennessee has the playmaking ability to take his talents to the next level.
Since arriving on campus, Cole has worked his way up the depth chart into the dominant player he is today. He enters his senior season with 180 tackles and 8 interceptions to his name. Cole is destined for the NFL this upcoming season and is looking to become the first Alcorn State Brave to be drafted in the NFL since 1999, when Donald Driver was taken in the 7th round by Green Bay Packers.
Qwynnterrio has a long frame and has burst. The 6030 safety is a beast in coverage, and if you come across the middle he will make you pay. Cole reminds me of Dean Marlowe the former James Madison star and Buffalo Bills safety. Cole has great ball skills, and takes great angles. He is not afraid to lower his shoulder and his long arms helps him in coverage. This kid has huge upside, and NFL teams need to take notice. – Damond Talbot, NFL Draft Diamonds Owner