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Riley Cooper projections

Discussion in 'Draft Zone' started by texbumthelife, Feb 28, 2010.

  1. texbumthelife

    texbumthelife Well-Known Member

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    Does anyone know where he is projected to go? I love his attitude and his work ethic and think he would make a dynamite slot receiver for us-much better than Shipley. His production his senior season in the spread-option offense with Tebow throwing was pretty incredible.

    If we went OT/OG in the first, Nate Allen in the second and Cooper in the third, would you guys have fits? Would he even last that long?
  2. rkell87

    rkell87 Well-Known Member

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    ford in the 3rd
  3. SDogo

    SDogo Not as good as I once was but as good once as I ev

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    He projects in the 5th right now but I would not be surprised to see him settle in the mid to late 3rd.
  4. Bob Sacamano

    Bob Sacamano Benched

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    As Cooper's biggest fan, he doesn't have the short-area explosiveness/quickness to be much good in the slot. With his size and down-field speed, he would be an outside guy. Right now I believe NFLDS has a 5th round grade on him with him rising though. So 4th round would be a good bet for him.
  5. texbumthelife

    texbumthelife Well-Known Member

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    I know what his combine numbers say, but on the field he looks every bit, if not more quick and explosive than Crayton. If we could get him in the 4th-5th I would be ecstatic! There is no way he could play any worse on the outside than Williams.
  6. AustnIsMySaviour

    AustnIsMySaviour Benched

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    N. Allen wont be there in the 2nd, lol
  7. texbumthelife

    texbumthelife Well-Known Member

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    Ah, I am not a big draft guru and I read a ton of mocks with us taking him there, lol.
  8. Cover 2

    Cover 2 Pessimists Unite!!!

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    I agree. I see him going late 1st-mid 2nd. Hopefully I'm wrong and he falls to our 2nd round pick though, but I wouldn't be opposed to using a 1st on him (depending who's there).
  9. cowboyjoe

    cowboyjoe Well-Known Member

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    im hearing 3rd round too
  10. Cover 2

    Cover 2 Pessimists Unite!!!

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    I wouldn't even be surprised to see him go late 2nd like Dexter Jackson did for the Bucs (I think anyways).
  11. Chocolate Lab

    Chocolate Lab Run-loving Dino

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    If Ford really looks that good in drills, I wouldn't be surprised at high second or early first.
  12. cowboyjoe

    cowboyjoe Well-Known Member

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    no from what i heard from one very reliable inside soure scout he is too small to go in first round but could go late in 2nd round or mid 3rd round;
  13. AustnIsMySaviour

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    No chance he goes late 1st, but after his workouts today I think he'll go late 2nd to early 3rd. Won't last to our third like many here want. Plus I don't see him on the cowboys draft board or players that there interested in or have talked to, so I don't even think he's on our radar.
  14. Bob Sacamano

    Bob Sacamano Benched

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    A lot of our drafted players are people we don't speak to

    I'm not 100% sure, but I'm pretty sure.
  15. JustDezIt

    JustDezIt Formerly sm0kie13 ROY

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    I thought this myself and almost posted about it earlier. Anyone have the info of our last three or four drafts regarding how many of the players we drafted that we talked to prior to drafting them???
  16. Muhast

    Muhast Newo

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    I remember mentioning Riley Cooper instead of Shipley in a thread a few weeks ago and almost everyone laughing at it. ( I think Bob was the only one who agreed)

    Cooper is bigger, a little bit faster, a great blocker, and can be had later in the draft.

    That is more the Cowboys style IMO. Value shopping in the draft,
  17. Muhast

    Muhast Newo

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    Teams talk to a TON of players every year. Trying to gauge what that guy can do, how he conducts himself, if he picks things up quickly, if he is willing to play ST.

    People make it like everyone we talk to, is a player we will probably draft.

    I think a lot of times the guys they talk to are just guys they are interested in but have something they aren't sure about. Whether it's mentality, physical injuries, w/e.
  18. Bob Sacamano

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    I've asked for that info too, to no avail. But off the top of my head I don't remember us visiting with Mike Jenkins, when he was definitely a target and according to Hos, the #1 CB on our list.
  19. Bob Sacamano

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    I still don't believe that the slot is where Riley Cooper best fits.

    Cooper also was a standout on special teams. He could take over Hurd's role while developing as a receiver.
  20. Woods

    Woods Active Member

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    I'd be happy taking Ford with our 2nd rounder.

    If we do draft a WR, it definitely helps if he can play STs as well. With Ford, he can take care of the kick return duties right away.

    Also, Ford's speed would be a great complement to Austin and F Jones in the offense. Garrett can use Ford like the way the Pats used to use D Branch or the way NO uses D Henderson.

    In any case, Ford could contribute right away - even if it's STs and a few packages to spread the field in his rookie year.

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