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Combine Results

Grade
5.19 ?
  • 5.36 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 26 REPS
    Top Performer
  • 24.5 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 99.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 8.02 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 4.88 SEC
    Top Performer

Draft Analysis:

  • 6'2" Height
  • 32 5/8" Arm Length
  • 322LBS. Weight
  • 10 3/8" Hands

Overview

Poor grades and a poor physique cost Cooper scholarship offers coming out of high school. But his work ethic changed during his early college days, resulting in some legitimate NFL interest. He played in six games at guard as a true freshman, starting three of the last four contests of the year. Cooper started all 11 games inside as a sophomore, earning second-team All-Pennsylvania Scholastic Athletic Conference West Division honors. He was an All-American and first-team All-PSAC West as a junior starter at left guard in 2015 and then right tackle in 2016.

Analysis

Strengths

Big NFL-caliber frame. Thick from his calves to his shoulders. Has experience at both tackle and guard. Possesses good upper body power. Lateral quickness is adequate. Runs his feet through contact looking to turn opponent out of the hole. Plays with decent feet in space. Shows ability to adjust to moving targets on second level. Has desired body control and balance for his size. Scouts say he has good football intelligence with an understanding of defensive concepts.

Weaknesses

Needs to work to keep pad level lower. Lack of bend and a little bit of a narrow base prevent him from getting as much drive at the point of attack as he should. Down blocks and work-up blocks tend to be more segmented and less rhythmic. Punch is a little wide and will need a more direct route to the frame. Has a tendency to let his weight get out in front of him in pass protection. Will take time to adjust to NFL level of competition for him.

Draft Projection

Rounds 6-7

Bottom Line

Cooper is tough to get a read on due to the level of competition he plays. He is good but not dominant as a run blocker, which is a little surprising based on his girthy frame. He doesn't play with as much hip torque as you want so he will probably always have some limitations as a drive blocker. He's a decent athlete with an NFL frame and that should help him go as a developmental Day 3 draft prospect.
-Lance Zierlein
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Grade Title
9.00-10 Once-in-lifetime player
8.00-9.00 Perennial All-Pro
7.50-7.99 Future All-Pro
7.00-7.49 Pro Bowl to All-Pro Ability
6.50-6.99 Good NFL Starter with Pro Bowl Potential
6.00-6.49 Chance to become good NFL starter
5.70-5.99 Could become early NFL starter
5.30-5.69 Backup or eventual starter
5.15-5.29 Developmental prospect or special teams potential
5.01-5.14 Back end of the roster
5.00 50/50 Chance of making the roster

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