Breaking Down WR Pharoh Cooper, OT Shon Coleman and OT Avery Young
Pharoh Cooper – WR - South CarolinaSize – 5111v – 203v – 4.46 (estimate)Strong Points –
Has played multiple positions (WR, RB, QB, KR). Very good athlete with speed, a burst, and body control. Quick in and out of cuts to get separation. Hands and ability to track the ball. Excellent runner after the catch with power and elusiveness. Willing blocker. Good return man
Weak Points –
Going to need to develop his route tree. Has some tightness in his hips. Will have the occasional concentration drop.
A third year junior entering the Draft. Has been an excellent producer for South Carolina since his freshman year. Is a true athlete in that he fills several roles. Lines up as a receiver, running back and wildcat quarterback, Has also been used to return punts and kickoffs. Has very good hands, tracks the ball well and makes some highlight reel catches. Strong runner after the catch. Big play producer. Should come in right away and contribute as a rookie. Needs to develop his overall route running skills but he is a threat when in the game. Can also be a clubs punt and kickoff return man.
Shon Coleman – OT – AuburnSize – 6054v – 307v – 5.32 (Estimate)Strong Points –
Two year starter at left tackle. Tall, long and strong. Adequate athlete. Powerful run blocker who can get movement. Does a good job vs bull rush.
Weak Points –
Originally signed in 2010 but missed two seasons after being diagnosed with leukemia. Enrolled in 2012 and redshirted. High cut. Not play with top bend, some waist bend. Lacks the lateral agility and recovery to play left tackle in the NFL. Winds up some with his hands. Needs to improve his footwork. Will be an overaged rookie.
When you go through his background, it’s amazing he is playing. Has overcome a lot. Tall and strong but not a natural bender. This causes him to not always be in balance. Some waist bend. Still he is a powerful run blocker who gets movement. Doesn’t not have the range, lateral agility and recovery to play left tackle in the NFL. Will be better suited to play right tackle or guard. Still needs to refine his hand use. Plays hard and tried to be physical. He will be a backup at first and may have a chance to be an eventual starter in a couple years.
Avery Young – OT – AuburnSize – 6045v – 328v – 5.39vStrong Points –
Has started games at both guard and tackle. Has great size with very good strength and power. Can be a road grader in the run game. Good enough athlete. Good hand use. Has the range and lateral movement to play tackle.
Weak Points –
Marginal speed. Not consistently play with good bend (but shows he can). Can be inconsistent in space. Stops his feet on contact at times. Always plays form a 2 pt. stance.
Fourth year junior entering the Draft. Played in three early games as a freshman but sat the rest of that season so it was counted as a redshirt year. Part time starter in 2013, full tme starter in 2014 and 2015. Has started games at guard and tackle. Has the size and lateral agility to play right tackle but may be better off at guard. Strong and powerful run blocker. Good pass blocker but can have some trouble with wide speed. Needs to concentrate on his technique. Has a lot of upside and will be an eventual starter at tackle or guard.
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