In his 2020 Draft Guide, Dane Brugler of The Athletic said:
He rarely took himself off the field and was Mr. Reliable for the Gophers’ defense, finishing his career third in school history in sacks (22.5) and fourth in tackles for loss (40.0). Coughlin competes with the upfield urgency and active play style that stressed blockers at the college level and led to several hustle plays. And while he plays with outstanding football awareness, his rush stalls if he doesn’t win with that first step and he struggles to consistently shed once blockers latch onto him. Overall, Coughlin has decent get-off and there are zero questions about his competitive toughness and effort, but his tweener traits make it tough to project him as an NFL starter, lacking the length for consistent edge work or off-ball athletic twitch at linebacker.
SB Nation’s Minnesota website, The Daily Gopher, said:
He stands a great chance to make a roster as a special teams kinda of player who may develop into a rotational player down the road. With added size Coughlin can become a rush end in passing situations with the ability to drop into coverage as needed.
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Giants draft picks
Round 1 (No. 4) — Andrew Thomas, OT, Georgia
Round 2 (No. 36) — Xavier McKinney, S, Alabama
Round 3 (No. 99) — Matt Peart, OT, UConn
Round 4 (No. 110) — Darnay Holmes, CB, UCLA
Round 5 (No. 150) — Shane Lemieux, G, Oregon
Round 6 (No. 183) — Cam Brown, LB, Penn State
Round 7 (No. 218) — Carter Coughlin, LB, Minnesota
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