Jared Cook   #89 TE

Height: 6-5   Weight: 254   Age: 27

Born: 4/7/1987 Birmingham , AL

College: South Carolina

Experience: 6th season

High School: North Gwinnett HS [Suwanee, GA]

REC

44

YDS

556

AVG

12.6

TDS

3

Combine 2009

Combine
Stats:

  • Bench Press23.0 reps
  • Vertical Jump41.0 inches
  • 40 Yard Dash4.5 Secs
  • Broad Jump123.0 inches

Strengths

Positives: Rare athlete. Reportedly ran a 4.37-second 40-yard dash and posted a 39.5-inch vertical leap in 2007. Long, lanky build capable of handling additional mass without a significant loss of quickness. Good burst off the line of scrimmage to challenge the seam and can throttle down, sink his hips and create separation against even athletic defenders. Flashes natural hands for the reception. Can snatch passes outside of his frame due to his long arms and big hands. Good elusiveness after the catch and can accelerate past defenders for long gains. Good burst off the snap to get to the second level. Has the lateral agility to mirror and effectively block defenders in space. Negatives: Not necessarily the sum of his parts. Often lined up wide in the Gamecocks' offense and may struggle to acclimate to a more pro-style offense. Relies on his athleticism rather than technique to get off the line of scrimmage. Tends to freelance a bit as a route-runner. Can make the spectacular catch, but is prone to lapses in concentration. Marginal effort and effectiveness as a blocker, especially in close quarters.

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