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Jonathan Cooper Scouting Report

Posted by Brad On February - 14 - 2013

"Jonathan Cooper"Jonathan Cooper I North Carolina I OG I 6025 I 307 I Senior

40 Time (E): 5.10

Overview: After taking a redshirt year in 2008, Jonathan Cooper has been a mainstay in the starting lineup at left guard for the Tar Heels. If not for shoulder surgery, Cooper may have entered the 2012 NFL Draft but decided to come back for his senior season to play for Larry Fedora. Fedora brought an up tempo, spread offense and Cooper probably played his best football which is saying a lot considering his sophomore and junior seasons. He’s a plus athlete that if he were 3” taller he would be a top five tackle in the draft.

Pass Blocking: Coming into my evaluation all I heard about Cooper was he was a better run blocker than pass protector. It’s proof positive of why you evaluate with your eyes and not your ears. I came away impressed with most all aspects of Cooper’s ability as a pass protector. Great instincts in pass protection in working with the center and tackle. Easily slides off and keeps his eyes downfield as he’s able to pick stunts and twists on the interior. Solid base strength with the ability to anchor against power. His lateral agility is through the roof for a 310 pound man with the ability to mirror like a left tackle. Keeps a low base with great, flexible hips. Re-anchors well on rare occasion that he is blown backwards in the pass game. Read the rest of this entry » «Jonathan Cooper Scouting Report»

Larry Warford Scouting Report

Posted by Brad On January - 26 - 2013

Larry Warford I Kentucky I OG I 6032 I 333 I Senior

"Larry Warford"

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40 Time (E): 5.35

Overview: To really appreciate Larry Warford, turn on the Florida tape. Kentucky’s offense was dramatically overwhelmed by the Florida defense, all expect Warford. Warford showed his versatility in this contest. He’s a class sloppy body guard that gets pigeonholed as a man, power blocker. He’s more than that as you see in a game by game basis. Warford has surprising feet when asked to reach block on zone calls or pull as the backside guard. It’s rare that a man Warford’s size to do things athletically that he can. He is best suited in a man/power blocking scheme but that doesn’t rule him out as a zone blocker. Warford has a ton of experience as a three-year starter for Kentucky which should translate to early playing time in the NFL for the massive guard.

Pass Blocking: Warford is known for his ability in the run game but he’s a more than adequate pass protector. His anchor strength is second to none. He was one of the few prospects at the Senior Bowl that was able to anchor against Georgia’s massive DT John Jenkins. Warford’s strength at the point of attack and ability to lock out and mirror defenders should draw the attention of NFL scouts. Read the rest of this entry » «Larry Warford Scouting Report»