Three-year starter who earned First Team D2Football.com All-America honors and was a Don Hansen Football Gazette Honorable Mention All-American. Started 38 of the 41 games he appeared in.
Talented small-school right tackle who projects to guard at the next level. Sets with a wide base, blocks with exceptional knee bend and consistently gets leverage on opponents. Fires off the snap, squares into opponents and stays with blocks. Explosive at the point, strong in his lower body and anchors at the point. Keeps his feet moving, blocks with a nasty attitude and gets movement run blocking, taking opposing defensive lineman from the action. Fires his hands into defenders and easily steers them from the action.
Shows stiffness in his game and struggles finishing blocks. Marginally effective blocking in motion. Not light on his feet.
Cooper was a sensational small-school blocker who went on to perform well during position drills at the combine. He needs to improve the details of his position but comes with starting potential at the next level and is worthy of consideration in the later rounds.