The transfer portal is a cycle that never ends, and on Monday, another intriguing player entered his name into craziness, offensive tackle Devin Cochran from Vanderbilt.
Vanderbilt LT Devin Cochran has entered the portal as a grad transfer according to 247sports. 6'7 318 and started 32 games, Georgia native.— Jeremiah Zanders (@JustCallMeNOLE) January 6, 2020
I’d say that alongside Quincy Roche, Jamie Newman and a few others, Cochran definitely becomes one of the crown jewels of the transfer portal in this offseason. The left tackle started 32 games for Vandy over the past three years, and is viewed as a solid prospect for the 2021 NFL Draft.
While players like Roche would be a great addition to the Canes, Cochran should be looked at as a “must get” kind of guy, given Miami’s struggles on the offensive line in 2019, especially at the left tackle position. True freshman Zion Nelson started at LT throughout the year, and though he showed signs of improvement, there’s still concern at that spot.
If the Hurricanes were able to add a proven starter like Cochran, that would be an incredible boost to the Miami offense and new OC Rhett Lashlee. The 6-7 318 pound Atlanta native will be eligible immediately to play in 2020.
Multiple schools have already reached out to Cochran, including Georgia Tech and FSU, and also Miami. Cochran is one of several offensive lineman within the transfer portal that the Hurricanes have contacted, and would love to land, including T.J. Storment and also Henry Hattis.