School: Kentucky Christian Knights
College Experience: Senior
Height/Weight: 6’3″ / 240
All-Star Invite: N/A
Compares Too – Tennessee Titans, LB, Sean Spence
40 YARD DASH TIME ::
225 BENCH REPS :: 16
VERTICAL LENGTH :: 36
BROAD JUMP :: 9’11”
Big, fast, explosive along with fantastic length make him ultra production containing and maintaining the edge. He finished the season tied for the conference lead with 15.5 tackles at the conclusion of the 2015 season. Thickly built and very strong. Packs a punch and uses long arms and strong hands to stack and shed. Drives through contract and is a physical tackler.
Times blitzes and shows good closing burst on the ball. Cooper has an entire season to grow his game and has the frame to add weight. More consistent knee bend and displaying his game against a higher level of talent will be tasks moving ahead. Shows alertness in coverage to handle tight ends.
Overall, Cooper has the athletic ability and will be closely monitored by NFL Scouts this up-coming season as they scour the nation for those hidden gems on the college landscape. Kentucky Christian has one of those gems in Cooper. He completed his senior season by being named Defensive Player of the Year for a second straight time.
Cooper led the Mid-South and ranked sixth in the NAIA averaging 11.8 tackles per game. He finished the season with 130 total tackles to lead the MSC, while forcing five fumbles, which is tied for the most in the conference and second most in the NAIA. Cooper led his team with 12 tackles for loss and ranks 10th in the conference.
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