Rankings
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Player Display Name: 
Cooper Rush

Quarterback
School: Central Michigan | Conference: MAC
HEIGHT/WEIGHT: 6-2.5 / 228 | 40: | DRAFT YR:2017

Rankings

Grade
3.18
Projected Round
FA
Bio: 
Four-year starter who earned Second Team All-MAC as a junior, Third Team All-MAC as a senior and Academic All-MAC all four seasons. Threw for 12,894 yards and 88 touchdowns over his Chippewas career, falling 11 yards and 14 touchdowns short of Dan LeFevour for first in Central Michigan history in both categories.
Pos: 
Productive college quarterback with minimal upside for the next level. Patient in the pocket, scans the field and smoothly checks down when necessary. Stands in the pocket and gets plastered in order to get the ball away. Mostly displays good field vision and a sense of timing and does not leave receivers waiting for the ball. Puts air under the deep pass and lets receivers run to the throw. Effectively sets up screen passes, is very deliberate and throws a catchable ball. Knows where receivers are on the field, effectively controls the offense and plays smart football.
Neg: 
Must improve his overall pass placement. Misses open receivers. Does not show great poise against the rush. Lacks a quick release and big arm. Not a quarterback that picks up yardage with his legs.
Analysis: 
Entering the season scouts handed Rush a third-round grade, which was never justified. A solid college quarterback, he must improve his accuracy, pass placement and physical strength. A late-round selection, Rush may never be anything more than a third signal caller on Sundays.