However, he isn't a real balanced athlete. Struggles to generate much pop on contact when asked to quickly change directions and isn't real coordinated when asked to cut down defenders off his frame. And although he does do a nice job reaching targets as a straight-line guy, he lacks the balance to stay on blocks after his initial surge and too often ends up on the ground.
Does a nice job recognizing blitz pick up, but can't be left alone on an island vs. a pass rusher and is really hard handed when asked to slip out in the pass game.
Impression: He's thick, squatty and can run pretty well for his size, but I would like to see more of a hammer out of him on contact since he isn't the greatest of athletes."
Positive: Underrated and relatively athletic blocker who's been solid on the college level. Bends his knees, has good quickness, and shows terrific blocking vision. Redirects to linebackers on the second level, moves well on his feet, and seals opponents from the action. Solid receiver out of the backfield.
Negative: Lacks the strength to finish off blocks. Not an offensive threat. Average speed and ability on the second level.
Analysis: Cooper is a competitive lead blocker who does the little things well. He lacks the top size/speed numbers for the next level yet would be an effective backup in a West Coast or timing system."