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  • 21 REPS
    Top Performer
  • 5'11" Height
  • 244LBS. Weight

Overview

In a draft full of H-backs and 'tweeners, Cook is one of very few traditional lead blocking fullbacks. Although his size and physicality make him a prototypical hammer, Cook is hardly the stereotypical hardhat as he earned a double-major degree in English and Education in five years.

The ability to quote Shakespeare won't get Cook far in the NFL, but his lead blocking and underrated hands out of the backfield will. The three-year starter hasn't had a lot of carries (six in four years), but that won't slow teams needing a physical presence in their running game from taking Cook in the late rounds. Had an arm span of 33 1/4 inches and a hand span of 10 3/8 inches at the combine.

Analysis

Strengths

Positives: Prototypical build for the position. Thick, powerful frame with even weight distribution. Thick lower body. Effective lead blocker. Provides a good initial pop and has the leg drive to clear the defender out of the hole. Shows some lateral agility to break down in space and hit the defender. Good effort downfield. Good hands out of the backfield. Intelligent player. He finished his English degree in three years, adding an education major to finish up his years while with the program. Negatives: Bit of a one-trick pony. Lacks agility and certainly straight-line speed as a runner. Soft hands for the reception, but hasn't been used on a variety of routes and isn't going to make defenders miss in the open field.
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Grade Title
9.00-10 Once-in-lifetime player
8.00-8.99 Perennial All-Pro
7.50-7.99 Future All-Pro
7.00-7.49 Pro Bowl-caliber player
6.50-6.99 Chance to become Pro Bowl-caliber player
6.00-6.49 Should become instant starter
5.50-5.99 Chance to become NFL starter
5.20-5.49 NFL backup or special teams potential
5.01-5.19 Better-than-average chance to make NFL roster
5.00 50-50 Chance to make NFL roster
4.75-4.99 Should be in an NFL training camp
4.50-4.74 Chance to be in an NFL training camp
No Grade Likely needs time in developmental league.
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