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Grade
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  • 5.18 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 31 REPS
    Top Performer
  • 29.5 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 105.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 7.46 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 4.60 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 6'2" Height
  • 291LBS. Weight

Overview

While teammates Duke Robinson and Phil Loadholt receive most of the media attention, the Big 12 coaches recognized Cooper as the conference's 2008 offensive lineman of the year. An immediate standout for the Sooners, Cooper started two games as a true freshman before a dislocated ankle ended his season. He went on to become a mainstay on arguably the best offensive line in college football, twice earning all-conference recognition. Cooper lacks the bulk and physicality to fit most NFL schemes, but his reliable shotgun snapping and rare quickness for the position could intrigue zone-blocking teams in the late rounds. Had an arm span of 31 1/4 inches and a hand span of 9 inches at the combine.

Analysis

Strengths

Positives: Rare initial quickness. Snaps the ball cleanly and easily gets to the second level or outside for screens. Efficient and reliable cut-blocker. Good lateral quickness for pass protection. Good hand placement. Understands blocking angles and can neutralize his opponent with them. Scrappy. Doesn't back down from bigger, stronger players. Negatives: Looks significantly smaller than listed size on film. Simply lacks the bulk and strength to compete with NFL-caliber defensive linemen unless protected by a zone-blocking scheme and plenty of size flanking him.
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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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