SKOL Search: Jonathon Cooper Scouting Report

SKOL Search: Jonathon Cooper Scouting Report

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94.99-90Pro BowlerMid Round One
89.99-85Day One StarterLate Round One
84.99-80Potential Starter/Early ContributorRound Two
79.99-75Potential Starter/Early ContributorRound Three
74.99-70Spot Starter/Special Teams Day OneRound Four
69.99-65Backup/Special TeamsRound Five
59.99-55Backup/Special TeamsRound Six
59.99-55Potential BackupRound Seven
54.99-Practice SquadUndrafted

Jonathon Cooper

Height: 6’4″

Weight: 257 lbs

Strengths: Playing on a loaded Buckeyes defense, Jonathon Cooper stood out. At 6’4″ and 257 lbs, his elite quickness was evident from the start. Gets off the ball incredibly quickly and is able to beat tackles to the edge. Cooper can not only beat them with speed but he can also bend relatively well for his size. Displays very active hands that pack a good punch.

Weaknesses: Cooper is incredibly raw. It feels like the only plan Cooper has is to run around or through guys. While he does do a good job with his hands to avoid engaging, there isn’t a true move or consistent counter in his arsenal. When you combine that with his sub-optimal arm length of 31 5/8″. His short arms are evident as he tries to engage with a bull rush

Bend8/10
Quickness/Burst14/15
Finesse3.5/5
Power3.5/5
Counters5/10
Awareness7.5/10
Run Defense7.5/10
Versatility7/10
Size/Length12/15
Tackling8/10
Grade76/100 Third Rounder

While I see Jonathon Cooper as a higher upside type player with his athleticism, the lack of refined technique, production at Ohio State and poor arm length are all causes for concern at the next level. I believe he is a third round player but will likely be taken early/mid day 3.

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