Vanderbilt grad transfer Devin Cochran commits to Georgia Tech

ATLANTA, GA - OCTOBER 13: Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets Cheerleaders celebrate after a touchdown against the Duke Blue Devils on October 13, 2018 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Scott Cunningham/Getty Images)

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ATLANTA, GA - OCTOBER 13: Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets Cheerleaders celebrate after a touchdown against the Duke Blue Devils on October 13, 2018 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Scott Cunningham/Getty Images)

Georgia Tech has received a significant commitment from a grad transfer who looks like an impact offensive lineman. Vanderbilt offensive tackle Devin Cochran announced Sunday on Twitter that he will enroll at Tech as a grad transfer.

Cochran, from the Greater Atlanta Christian School, started 32 games in three seasons for the Commodores. Cochran, listed at 6-foot-7 and 318 pounds, will bring the size and frame that coach Geoff Collins and offensive-line coach Brent Key have sought in re-making the Yellow Jackets line.

With his experience, he’ll certainly be able to help a line that needed help at the tackle positions last season and will continue to in 2020. In game video from last season, Cochran showed good ability in staying in front of edge rushers. He has noticeable lateral agility and used his strength and reach to ride defensive ends beyond the pocket. He also appeared to be a capable run blocker and was quick enough to get downfield to make blocks.

He would seem a strong candidate to play left tackle this fall and help the Tech passing game by protecting the blind side. He is expected to enroll after graduating from Vanderbilt this spring.

The addition of Cochran and Tennessee grad-transfer lineman Ryan Johnson gives the Jackets a significant one-year boost on the line. Johnson, a candidate to start at one of the guard spots, started 19 games for the Volunteers.

Coincidentally, Cochran follows another Vanderbilt offensive lineman to Tech as a grad transfer. Last year, Jared Southers came to Tech as a grad transfer and started 12 games at right guard and right tackle.

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