Pro Football Focus named Javion Cohen the 9th best offensive lineman to transfer for the 2022 season onwards. Cohen is slated as Miami’s starter in his 2023 season, with two seasons left to qualify. The Miami football program has lost its four-year starter, DJ Scaife, after his final season of eligibility in 2022.
Cohen made 25 starts for Alabama after signing with the Crimson Tide in 2020. Five of the eight OLs who ranked higher than Cohen were from the Group of Five or FCS programs. The offensive line can be the most difficult position to evaluate, especially when the transfer portal has him over 1,000 players and 354 teams from FBS to Division III.
Cohen was rated as the fourth best transfer guard. All three guards ranked ahead of Cohen have moved from the FBS program.BYU’s Clark Barrington, along with Luke Kandra, who moved to Cincinnati from Louisville, and Baylor’s Maika Masqua, are PFF on the transfer portal. is a top-ranked guard by
Cohen allowed 17 knockdown blocks, 1.5 sacks, four pressures, four QB hits and was penalized just three times in 2022. Cohen signing with Miami will give him more experience and depth and hopefully make his OL more productive.
9. And Javion Cohen (Alabama Crimson Tide)
Forwarding destination: Miami (FL) Hurricane
Cohen struggled in pass protection last season. His 34 pressure he allowed is nine more than any other power five guard in 2021. His 99.1 passes his block efficiency score tied him for sixth among the 2022 power five guards.
Next season, he will bring that talent to South Beach to join the Miami, FL Hurricanes.
Cohen has been named to the SEC All-Freshman Team for 2020. After his tough 2021 season, Cohen rebounded in his 2022 by winning Second Team All-His SEC. If Cohen can continue to improve in his 2023, he could become the anchor of Miami Football’s program. at OL. The experience Cohen brings to his 2023 Miami OL is significant.
Five-star offensive tackles Francis Maui-Gore and Samson Okun-Lola should be in contention for a starting lineup somewhere in the 2023 Miami OL. Cohen signed with Alabama in the 2020 class as Alabama’s 333rd-ranked player, 25th-ranked offensive tackle, and 16th-ranked prospect, according to the 247 Sports Overall Rankings.