2024 Exclusive Sneak Peek: Edgerrin Cooper

2024 Exclusive Sneak Peek: Edgerrin Cooper, LB, Texas A&M


Welcome to the Exclusive Sneak Peek: Edgerrin Cooper, was a 4-star prospect out of Covington High School in Covington, Louisiana. In his senior year of high school, he became a 2020 All-American Bowl Selection. He committed to Texas A&M in January of 2020.

Cooper saw limited action in his freshman season, only seeing action in 2 games. His sophomore year became a different story. Cooper played in every game acquiring 58 total tackles with one interception and one pass deflection.

The Aggie linebacker continued to improve as a defender. In his junior season, he had 61 total tackles with 5 pass deflections and one interception. He also had one fumble forced. The unfortunate part was he had zero sacks this season.

The senior year became the year Cooper left all on the field. He had a career-high in total tackles (84) and sacks (8). Cooper evolved into an anchor for the Aggie defense.


Measurables

NCAA Statistics

Defense & Fumbles Table
Tackles Def Int Fumbles
Year School Conf Class Pos G Solo Ast Tot Loss Sk Int Yds Avg TD PD FR Yds TD FF
*2020Texas A&MSECFRLB22020.00.0000000
2021Texas A&MSECFRLB123721585.50.5144.00100
2022Texas A&MSECSO113328618.00.0100.0051001
*2023Texas A&MSECSRLB1239458417.08.000021002
CareerTexas A&M1119420530.58.5242.0082003
Provided by CFB at Sports Reference: View Original Table
Generated 3/14/2024.

Scouting Reports

Strengths

  • Incredible burst off the line. Led all LBs with 1.54 10yd split at the NFL combine.
  • He displayed his coverage skills throughout his college career. Capable of guarding TEs or RBs when asked to.
  • Play recognition. He has a high IQ for the game to understand when he needs to close in on gaps to be an effective run-stopper.
  • Versatility across the board. Run stopper. Ability to drop into coverage. Specialist in blitz packages to cause chaos behind the line.
  • Smooth transitions in a change of direction scenarios. This allows him to be effective in coverage schemes.
  • Effective tackler. Uses his hands and wingspan to maneuver around blocks and properly wrap up the ball carrier.

Weaknesses

  • Can miss open-field tackles against more agile ball carriers.
  • Not a pure coverage LB, yes he is effective, but he should not be called upon to just coverage. He’s a better run-stopper.
  • If he does not beat the blocker off the line at times he can struggle to shed the blocker.

Pre-Draft Analysis

Expected Draft Capital: Late Round 1

Ideal Landing Spot: Detroit Lions

Courtesy of nflmockdraftdatabase.com

At best Cooper can sneak into the end of round one. If so I can see a team like the Lions drafting him. Cooper brings aggression and speed to any team. His acceleration at the snap is unmatched. That “Detroit Toughness” is Edgerrin Cooper.

The duo of Aidan Hutchinson plus Edgerrin Cooper would strike fear in any opponent’s eye. Plus, with Cooper’s ability to drop into coverage means he can guard the NFC North Tight Ends like TJ Hockenson or Cole Kmet. His prowess to attack the RBs will be much appreciated in Detroit allowing him to become a premier defender for their team for years to come.

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