Rankings

Player Display Name: 
Chris Cooper

Safety
School: Stony Brook | Conference: D-IAA
HEIGHT/WEIGHT: 5-10 / 202 | 40: 4.43 | DRAFT YR:2018

Rankings

Grade
3.19
Projected Round
FA
Pos: 
Explosive safety who’s making a late charge up draft boards. Instinctive, quickly diagnoses the action and immediately locates the ball in the air. Takes proper angles to the play, effectively times pass defenses and gets vertical to defend the throw. Possesses outstanding hands for the interception and shows next-level ball skills. Efficient, moves laterally with speed and fires up the field to defend the run. Solid open-field tackler and wraps up ball carriers.
Neg: 
Haphazard and off balance in reverse. Not fluid in transition and does not show the ability to flip his hips.
Analysis: 
Cooper was the third man in the Stony Brook secondary according to scouts before the season started, but now he stands as the only one with a chance of being drafted. He possesses the size, athleticism and instincts to play at the next level and comes with a special-teams mentality.