Scouting Report: Chris Cook

Written by Will Spencer on April 22, 2010



Chris Cook


Position: CB School: Virginia
Height: 6’2″ Weight: 212 lbs
Class: RS-Senior 40 time: 4.44

Overall Grade:

6.82

Draft Projection:

2nd Round


Non-position specific categories


Category

Max. Value

Grade

Height/Weight 6 6
Speed 8 7
Quickness/Agility 10 8.5
Strength/Explosion 10 8
Athletic Ability 8 7
Durability 8 6
Character 6 5
Production/Experience 6 5
Toughness 8 7.5
Potential 10 9.5


Defensive Back Specific Categories


Category

Max. Value

Grade

Ball Skills 10 8.5
Man Coverage 10 8
Zone Coverage 10 8
Tackling 6 4.5
Run Stopping 6 4.5
Hips/Lateral Movement 8 7
Physicality 6 6



Explanation of Player Grading System


Strengths

A very physical corner. Tremendous size for the position. Well above average speed and athleticism. Flips hips and changes directions easily. Aggressive with receivers. Does a nice job playing up on the line and redirecting the receivers route. Unafraid of contact and will fight for the ball. Uses his large frame to break up passes. Looks like a linebacker, runs like a corner. Could potentially transition to safety later in his career. Good ball skills. Can make the interception when given the opportunity.

Weaknesses

Not as aggressive in run support as he is in the passing game. Needs to do a better job of flying to the ball carrier and making the tackle. Can get lazy in his tackles on runners and doesn’t use his size like he should to make a hit. Can get high in his back pedal. Footwork could use some work.

Analysis

Cook is a rare physical specimen at the cornerback position. He has the size to make a transition to safety later in his career but has the physical tools to play corner right now. He’s big, physical and can handle taller receivers with ease. He needs to work on his run support game but overall, he’s a very talented cornerback with tremendous potential.

Experience

Three year starter at Virginia

Awards and Honors

2009: n/a
2008: n/a
2007: n/a
2006: n/a
2005: n/a

Academics

Unknown major at Virginia. Was declared academically ineligible for the 2008 season.

Injuries

Suffered a broken leg halfway through 2005 season and was out for the remainder of the year. Missed three games in 2007 with a sprained knee.


Career Stats
Year Tack Solo Asst Sack FF Int TD
2009 40 34 6 0 0 4 1
2008 - - - - - - -
2007 39 25 14 0 0 1 0
2006 58 46 12 0 1 1 0
2005 6 5 1 0 0 1 1






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Will Spencer

Will is the founder and President of Draft Breakdown & has been scouting draft prospects since 2002. His work has been featured in numerous publications, including the USA Today Draft Preview Magazine, the official website of the Baltimore Ravens, Ravens Insider and The Orange and Brown Report. Will has previous playing experience as a defensive end in the AFA, is currently a member of the Football Writers Association of America and graduated from the SMWW Football Scouting course in 2009. See all posts by Will Spencer.