Scouting Report: Chris Cook
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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.
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.
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.
Three year starter at Virginia
Awards and Honors
Unknown major at Virginia. Was declared academically ineligible for the 2008 season.
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.
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