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2018 NFL Draft Profile: Colby Gossett, OL, Appalachian State

The experienced anchor of a strong Mountaineer front will look to take his talents to the NFL.

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Colby Gossett - Guard - Appalachian State

Height - 6’5

Weight - 311 lbs

Bench Press (Combine ) - 32 Reps (3rd in OL group)

40 Yard Dash (Combine) - 5.20 Seconds (10th in OL group)

Vertical Jump - 25.0 Inches ( 26th in OL group)

Broad Jump - 103.0 Inches (22nd in OL group)

Colby Gossett was just a unheralded two-star recruit out of Cumming, Georgia when he arrived on campus. Now, Colby Gossett headlines the 2018 Appalachian State string of draft hopefuls. A 2018 All Sun Belt first-team selection, Gossett was a strong and versatile lineman and a true anchor for Appalachian State over the course of his career. Starting all 13 games in 2017, Gossett was a consistent frontman to pave the way for Taylor Lamb and Jalin Moore. He also was an All Sun Belt Selection his junior season in 2016.

Colby really started to resonate on NFL radars in 2016 when he held up pretty well in marquee games against Power Five foes Tennessee and Miami. During his time in Boone, Gossett has shown the ability to change positions on the line and still succeeded, as multiple times during his career he would change from guard to tackle.

Experience is going to be one of the main selling points on Colby and rightfully so as 46 straight starts speaks for itself. His body build with a broad waist, thick calfs and his ability to take on rushing defensive ends are positive signs for his potential in the NFL.

Projections have Gossett going as early as the 4th round. Teams may look to draft him and then stash him for a couple seasons to work on his heavy feet, and strengthen his ability to keep blocks centered that some scouts have concern over.

I personally see Colby being drafted in the 5th or 6th round of the draft but I guess a 4th round selection could also be in the cards if there is a run on lineman.

Colby has potential to be a really good NFL player especially if he lands in a spot where his skills are needed (IE: Green Bay or Tampa Bay). No matter where or when he is drafted some NFL team is going to get a hard working “Southern Guy” from Georgia and every team needs a lineman like that.