Saturday, 27 March 2010

POTD: Chris Cook, CB/S, Virginia

By Kip Earlywine

Height: 6'2"
Weight: 212 lbs.
40 time: 4.46

Sadly, this picture of Chris Cook is pretty much the full extent of what I could find on him without getting actual game tape. So like the Ghee POTD, I'm going to link some scouting reports done by other sites:

GangGreenNation (Jets blog)


Matt McGuire at Walter Football hinted (probably as humor) that Cook might interest Al Davis. The inference being that Cook is a better athlete than football player. The scouting reports seem to back that assertion up. Cook is definitely a physical specimen. Its not very often you see a DB that can physically play all 3 defensive back positions (CB, FS, and SS). Seattle needs an immediate starter at strong safety, which probably makes Cook a little less likely, especially considering his injury history. But could he be a "buy low" option if he somehow slips into the 4th round? Perhaps. I doubt he makes it out of round 3, but he might be a guy to keep an eye on.

Expect him to be drafted in... Rounds 2-3


Matthew Baldwin said...

How does Cook compare to Sean Smith (Utah) from last years draft? Similar measurables from what recall; 6' 2", 4.45 40, etc.

I was high on Smith and he's played pretty well in Miami from what I've seen.

Kip Earlywine said...

I don't know because I haven't seen Cook. But I was a big fan of Smith's last year. Smith had really long arms, probably longer than Cooks, and Smith was a polished and productive player. So I'd say its probably a safe bet that Smith was a better prospect.

CLanterman said...

Finally finished the mock draft at
Keep in mind that I wasn't there for the first two rounds, and that they were done several weeks ago.

1. Jimmy Clausen, QB, ND
1a. Derrick Morgan, DE, G Tech
2. Damian Williams, WR, USC (40th pick)
4. Art Jones, DT, Syracuse
4a. Tony Washington, LT. Ab Christian
5. Mike Williams, WR, Syracuse
6. Zane Beadles, OG, Utah
7. Harry Coleman, SS, LSU

I think the perfect draft now would be to trade 6 down to 13 (if Berry is available, and pick up SF's 2nd rounder).
Trade 14 back to 23 and pick up GB's 4th rounder.
1.13. Dez Bryant, CB, Florida.
1.23. Charles Brown, OT, USC.
2.49. Lamarr Houston, DT, Texas. (from SF)
2.60. Reshad Jones, SS, Georgia.
3. 86. Donovan Warren, CB, Michigan.
4. 104. Tony Washington, OT, Ab Christian.
4. 126. Anthony Dixon, Rb, Miss State.
5. 139. Daniel Te'o-Nesheim, DE, Washington.
6. Sean Canfield, QB, Oregon State.
7. Blair White, WR, Michigan State.
7. Thomas Austin, OG, Clemson.

Anonymous said...

One issue is Cook only did 7 reps on the bench at the combine. being the biggest yet weakest CB in the draft is not a good combo