• The Shutdown 50: North Carolina OG Jonathan Cooper

    Summary of 9 articles · Updated Apr 27, 2013
    The Arizona Cardinals have selected North Carolina OG Jonathan Cooper with the seventh overall pick in the 2013 NFL draft. The Cardinals needed a guard in the worse way, and no better way to get one than with their first pick in the NFL Draft, who took OG Jonathan Cooper with the 7th pick. The Cardinals, in need of help along the offensive line, took one of the top guards available with the No. 7 overall pick, selecting North Carolina’s Jonathan Cooper. Cooper spent most of his college career on the left side. Cooper could start at right guard, solidifying the line on paper, at least. Drafting a guard will never captivate the broader public, but evaluators with experience in line play can border on giddiness when they see a prospect as talented as Cooper. He’s the first player drafted under the team’s new regime of coach Bruce Arians and General Manager Steve Keim, and he’s the first offensive lineman the team has drafted in the first round since 2007.
    Source: yahoo.com
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      Source: azcentral.com
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      The Arizona Cardinals had their offensive line in mind when they used the seventh overall choice in the 2013 draft on North Carolina guard Jonathan Cooper. They were also thinking about the NFC West. "Our division is so physical," coach Bruce …
      Source: ESPN.com
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