John Cominsky, EDGE, Charleston (WV)
John Cominsky was recruited out of Akron, Ohio as a quarterback and quickly made the transition to defensive end for Charleston University early in his career. Although Cominsky played football at a Division II level, he has all of the traits and skills desired to mold into a contributor at the next level.
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Cominsky put his name on the map when he went down to Mobile, Alabama and competed with other seniors from power-five schools and held his own during the week of practices. He parlayed this opportunity into an invitation to the combine, where Cominsky tested well and looked like he belonged.
Measuring in at 6’5 and 286 pounds at the combine, Cominsky tested as an elite athlete. He ran a 4.69 40 yard dash, hit 33.5 inches on his vertical jump, and ran a 7.03 3-cone drill. Cominsky does have smaller arms and hands than desired, but his athleticism should cover that, especially if he can be molded into a technician.
While Cominsky has been a riser since the combine, he will still warrant only a day-three pick. However, given the uncertainty of how teams prioritize athleticism, it is hard to predict where his draft stock sits. If the Buccaneers want Cominsky they may have to take him as early as the fifth round.