2024 NFL Draft Profile: Cole Bishop, S, Utah


The 2024 NFL offseason is here and that means it’s time for mock drafts, draft profiles and everything that goes with them. So without further ado, here’s one of many Draft Profiles for the 2024 NFL draft.

Cole Bishop, S, Utah

HT: 6’1
WT: 209 lbs


Second-team All-Pac-12 (2023)



Has the fluid athleticism and speed to cover tight ends and maybe even some big slot receivers. Bishop has the ball skills to create turnovers. He also has value as a blitzer.

He has the ability to move down and cover tight ends, with the fluid hips to turn and the speed to run with anyone down the middle of the field.

His ball skills are very good. He tracks the ball well downfield and has the hands and coordination to come away with interceptions even when Bishop isn’t targeted often.

Has the change-of-direction ability to mirror underneath but did solid work out of press and off coverage.

Shows good instincts when facing the action in zone coverage, and he has solid ball skills.

Tracks the ball well downfield and has the innate feel for high-point passes. He’s willing to come up and fill against the run and seems to take pride in delivering violent hits in run support.

Bishop has good size and is a fluid mover, capable of mirroring quickness underneath


Despite his size, he’s not an overly physical tackler. Bishop might have to add some weight at the next level in order to become more physical.

Has a lean, narrow frame and needs to get stronger.

Lowers his shoulder for the big hit rather than wrapping up securely.


As a sophomore in 2022 he played in 13 games and logged 685 snaps for the Utes. He made decent 55 tackles, 21 assists, and had 31 stops. In coverage he totaled 2 pass breakups, one interception, and QB rating when targetted of 104.2. He forced 21 total pressures, and 2 sacks during the year.

In 2023 as a junior Bishop played in 11 games and contributed on 587 snaps. He chalked up 47 tackles, 13 assists, and added 22 stops. In the secondary Bishop forced one pass breakup, 2 interceptions, and gave up QB rating when targetted of 66.0. He also logged 12 total pressures, and 3 sacks on the year.

Information in this article first appeared on NFL Draft Buzz and is used with permission. Find the latest coverage, analysis, and player rankings for the 2024 NFL Draft at nfldraftbuzz.com


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