Found June 08, 2013 on Football Nation:
Being a top ten selection in the NFL draft can be a blessing and a curse. While being honored by the recognition of talent, the player must also be placed on a football team with a clear list of problems. North Carolina offensive guard Jonathan Cooper beat out Alabama offensive guard Chance Warmack for the first guard taken in the draft. Unfortunately for Cooper, he landed on a team that needs a lot more work, especially on the offensive side of the ball.The one sign of success in terms of an offensive guard, is the success of the run game. Coming out of college, Cooper excelled in pulling and lead blocking for now Cincinnati Bengal Giovani Bernard. Luckily for Cooper, the Cardinals have a plethora of talented running backs. Former Pittsburgh Steelers running back Rashard Mendenhall is a downhill runner, who can push the pile. With him, and young backs such as Ryan Williams, Andre Ellington, and Stepfan Taylor, Cooper should find success in the run blocking game.As far as pass prote...
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