Leicester Tigers back Mathew Tait is set to make his long-awaited return to action against the New Zealand Maori side next week.
The former England star, still only 26, has been out for 13 months with a persistent groin injury, limiting his appearances for Leicester to just three since his arrival from Sale Sharks back in July 2011.
Tait's flexibility has seen him play throughout the backline during his career, giving Leicester a number of options when it comes to selection.
"Mat is fit and he will play on the wing and at outside centre in the games against the Maori and London Irish," Cockerill told The Leicester Mercury.
"Maybe full-back is going to be his position because, certainly, we need to look at that position moving forward.
"He can play outside-centre and wing just as well but the No.13 shirt is pretty well covered for us and we have plenty of bodies on the wing.
"So full-back may be a natural choice for him."