Jonathan Cooper # prospect in 2013 NFL Draft.
Jonathan Cooper NFL Draft Bio
Jonathan Javell Cooper (born January 19, 1990) is an American football guard for the Arizona Cardinals of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football for the University of North Carolina, and earned All-American honors. He was considered one of the top guard prospects for the 2013 NFL Draft, and was drafted by the Arizona Cardinals with the seventh overall pick.
A native of Wilmington, North Carolina, Cooper attended John T. Hoggard High School in Wilmington, where he played mostly guard, but also defensive end for the Hoggard Vikings high school football team. In his senior year, he paved the way for three players who rushed for 600 yards or more, while Hoggard claimed the state 4-A championship with a 16–0 record. Cooper was voted the conference's player of the year as an offensive lineman. Regarded as a three-star recruit by Rivals.com, Cooper was listed as the No. 21 offensive guard prospect in his class.
Cooper enrolled in the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and played for the North Carolina Tar Heels football team from 2008 to 2012. After redshirting his initial year at North Carolina, he that started 10 games at left guard and saw action on 579 snaps. He sat out the Connecticut, Georgia Tech and Virginia games due to an ankle injury three games due to an ankle injury. Still, Cooper recorded a team-best 40 knock-down blocks on the season and owned a 73-percent grade. He was named to the All-ACC freshman team by The Sporting News.
In his sophomore season, Cooper started all 13 games in the regular season and played a team-high 875 snaps. For the second straight year, he led the Tar Heels in knock-down blocks with 55 on the year. Cooper graded out at 83 percent for the season, tied with James Hurst for the best mark on the team. Against William & Mary, he played all 71 snaps and graded out at a season-best 92 percent with seven knock-downs. Cooper earned second-team All-ACC honors at offensive guard.
As a junior, Cooper started all 13 games at left guard. He saw action on 864 plays and graded out at 86 percent for the season, good for second on the team. He earned second-team All-ACC honors, and along with left tackle James Hurst, was part of the first Carolina offensive line tandem to earn All-ACC honors since 1993.
In 2012, Cooper paved the way for the ACC's leading rusher Giovani Bernard, and was a consensus All-American selection.
Draft Year: 2013
|Pre-Rank||Prospect Name||Position Played||Height||Weight|
|Jonathan Cooper||Offensive Guard||6 ft 2 in||311 lbs|
|1||7||Arizona Cardinals||North Carolina||Wilmington, North Carolina, United States|
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