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Heels in the Pro’s: Jonathan Cooper breaks leg

Jonathan Cooper (Heels in the Pro’s) How many times have you heard the phrase “in football you are but one play from an injury”? Unfortunately for the Arizona Cardinals and their first round pick, former UNC offensive line man Jonathan Cooper, that phrase came calling last night. And it is not a minor thing, as the Cards’ coach, Bruce Arians, said… “Right now it’s looking...
August 25, 2013  |  Discuss

First Round NFL Draft Grades: Arizona Cardinals

PICK: Jonathan Cooper, OG/C, North CarolinaANALYSIS: I like the Arizona went with the line for their first selection, but Warmack is a better guard. That's my biggest complaint with this pick. Lotulelei and Warmack were the only two players ahead of them on my big board for positions of need for the Cardinals. I really would have liked them to have taken Warmack, but Cooper will...
Via Heff's Sports Blog
April 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Arizona Cardinals Select Offensive Guard Jonathan Cooper In First Round

1.07 Arizona Cardinals Jonathan Cooper, OG, North Carolina, (6-2, 312) Jonathan Cooper, selected by the Arizona Cardinals out of North Carolina has short arms but is very strong. Combining power and quickness, has a lot of versatility being able to switch between the guard and center position. Tremendous versatility, he should help fill out the Cardinals offensive line while helping...
Via FF Locker Room
April 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Cardinals take guard Cooper at No. 7

The Cardinals selected North Carolina guard Jonathan Cooper with the seventh pick in the NFL draft Thursday night. Believed to be targeting either an offensive lineman or pass rusher, the Cards saw many of the top players at those spots come off the board early, with three tackles and three pass rushers going in the top six. But the Cooper pick did not come as a surprise, as the...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
April 25, 2013  |  Discuss

UNC Guard Jonathan Cooper Drafted 7th by the Arizona Cardinals

Jonathan Cooper became the first Tar Heel selected in the 2012 NFL draft when he was picked Cooper arrived in Chapel Hill at a time when Butch Davis was desperate to salvage an understaffed and underperforming offensive line, and earned a starting job before play began his redshirt freshman season. Although an ankle injury limited his performance that year, by his sophomore season...
Via SCACC Hoops
April 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Draft Profile: Jonathan Cooper Fits Guard Role With Ease

The following is the 2nd in a series of draft profiles for the 1st round pick for the Dallas Cowboys. These profiles are put together with the specific needs of the Cowboys in mind, and is an attempt to examine their resumes and game tape to get an idea of who might fit in best with Dallas come draft day. Surely, circumstances will dictate what actually happens on that day, but we...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
April 10, 2013  |  Discuss

Video: Cooper From the Podium

The NFL Combine is underway, and North Carolina offensive lineman Jonathan Cooper came through the media room Thursday. Check out what he had to say inside.
February 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Report: Steelers Have Already Met With North Carolina G Jonathan Cooper At The Combine

During the NFL combine teams allowed to meet with 60 players over the course of the week for 15 minutes. Jim Wexell of Steel City Insiders reported via Twitter on Thursday that the Pittsburgh Steelers have already met with North Carolina guard Jonathan Cooper, who is considered by many to be the second ranked guard in the draft this year. Cooper was a consensus All-America selection...
Via Steelers Depot
February 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Cooper Wins Jacobs Blocking Trophy

GREENSBORO, N.C. – North Carolina’s Jonathan Cooper has been awarded the 2012 Jacobs Blocking Trophy, Atlantic Coast Conference Commissioner John Swofford announced Sunday. In doing so, Cooper becomes the first North Carolina player to receive the Jacobs Trophy since 1988.
November 25, 2012  |  Discuss

2012 Outland Trophy Finalists: Alabama's Barrett Jones a strong favorite

The finalists for the Outland Trophy was announced Monday November 19 by the Football Writers Association of America.  All three players made the College Football Universe All-America Team and I nominated Barrett Jones for the 2012 Outland Trophy; Jones was the 2011 winner. He was also my top rated college offensive football lineman this preseason and is a definite favorite for...
Via College Football Universe
November 20, 2012  |  Discuss
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