2024 2nd Rd pick #45 Edgerrin Cooper LB

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Got a target I think most can get on board with.

Dropped back 4 picks after the eagles jumped us and took DeJean. But we came away with the next best Cooper.

Should pair with Quay Walker very well. Add some playmaking, speed, and agression.
 

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Loaded up with picks to no doubt move up some in the future. Cooper is the clear best off ball LB with no red flags.

Day 1 starter for us.
This guy would've been a starter in the 3-4 we ran last year...in Hafley's 4-3 he's gonna be a beast. He'll be able to come through on the blitz and make the Tackles decide 'ok do I block Cooper or do I block Van Ness/Gary'. He'll be able to cover backs and tight ends in the passing game as well, and you know he'll be a beast in the run game. What I saw when I watched footage was his ability to diagnose. I don't care that his 'test score' says he has 4.5 speed. He LOOKS like he runs about 3.8 in game.
 
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So far for Rodgers and pick 170 we got:

Jayden Reed
Dontayvion Wicks
Karl Brooks
Edgerrin Cooper
As well as Picks 168 and 199 tomorrow


Raiders ended up with #170 and picked DB Christopher Smith
 
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It wasn't that long ago but I want to say GB gave up a pick also in that trade. Not positive though.
 

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It wasn't that long ago but I want to say GB gave up a pick also in that trade. Not positive though.
"The Packers agreed Monday to deal quarterback Aaron Rodgers and their 2023 first-round pick (No. 15) and a 2023 fifth-round pick (No. 170) to the Jets for New York's 2023 first-round pick (No. 13), a 2023 second-round pick (No. 42), a 2023 sixth-round pick (No. 207) and a conditional 2024 second-round pick that becomes a first if Rodgers plays 65% of the plays this season, sources told ESPN's Adam Schefter on Monday."
https://www.espn.com/nfl/story/_/id/36282465/sources-packers-trade-aaron-rodgers-jets-multiple-picks
 

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Edgerrin Cooper will wear #56
A good omen - that's a jersey worn by Nick Barnett, Julius Peppers, and.... the Mad Stork, Ted Hendricks! The 6'7" 220-lb Guatemalan DE/OLB who blocked 25 kicks and recorded 4 safeties (still tied for the record, I think). One of the all-time Green Bay fan favorites.

We only had him for one season before rookie GM Bart Starr made his first enormous mistake and let the Raiders have him for two 1st-round piclks, but in that one season, he had 5 picks, a safety, and 7 blocked kicks - field goals, punts, and extra points. Probably his best year, although he did go on to win 4 Supr Bowls. The man was unlike anyone else most of us had ever seen.

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Good speed and strength plus is a good ball hawk. Waits for and sniffs plays out quickly. Looks comfortable both against the run through the middle and on blitzing from edges.

Love this pick! He's going to be a menace from the backfield.
 

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In only 83 pass rush snaps, Cooper had 8 sacks in 2023! That's just crazy good. Hard to even make sense of a stat like that in the SEC of all places. To put that in perspective, top teir NFL pass rushers can surpass 400 pass rush snaps in a season. If they produced like Mr. Cooper, they'd be pounding out 40 sacks a season. Even if Cooper piled up those stats in garbage time, I don't see other players getting a sack every 10 snaps.

Hafley must be salivating at creating ways to send Cooper and Walker on blitzes!
 

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Why He Will Succeed: Cooper has every tool you could want in his toolbox: he's explosive and can change directions, he has length without being too tall, he has power with the frame to add more size. The hurdles for him are going to be all about the mental side of the game: understanding offense pre-snap and reacting instinctively post-snap.

Why He Would Fail: In my opinion, linebacker is the single most difficult position in today's NFL. I think it's harder than QB. Offenses put you in an absolute blender and often times their schemes are designed to make you wrong no matter what you do. So if Cooper fails, it will be because the position is extremely difficult and because the mental side of the game doesn't come along.

My Guess: I think Cooper will be very up and down as a rookie before coming into his own in seasons 2 and 3. I would expect him to both create and give up his share of big players in year 1.

Upside Comp: Players rarely reach their absolute highest outcome, but if we are just thinking about his raw tools, I think Cooper has a shot to be in the neighborhood of a Roquan Smith or Fred Warner.
 
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"Matt LaFleur says there was one play today he thought the offense was going to trick Edgerrin Cooper on. Cooper sniffed it out so well that LaFleur asked the defensive coaches if they showed Cooper the practice script. They hadn’t."


So, they are making an effort to try trick Cooper. That means the coaches identified him as someone difficult to fool. I am getting more excited about Cooper and what he will mean to this defense.
 

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Thanks for confirming what I thought. I have no idea who the Jets took at 170 last year.
They traded that 5th rounder to the Raiders for a 6th and a 7th - Jarrick Bernard-Converse (strong safety, 3rd on the depth chart) and Zack Kunst (4th TE on the depth chart). Vegas got the best of the deal; Smith is the #2 free safety, and may have a future.

The other two, on the Jets? You might want to bookmark this post as a souvenir, because this may be the only time you ever see their names mentioned on the internet.
 

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"Matt LaFleur says there was one play today he thought the offense was going to trick Edgerrin Cooper on. Cooper sniffed it out so well that LaFleur asked the defensive coaches if they showed Cooper the practice script. They hadn’t."


So, they are making an effort to try trick Cooper. That means the coaches identified him as someone difficult to fool. I am getting more excited about Cooper and what he will mean to this defense.
I clicked on the 11 minute highlight video A&M put out on Cooper...I only had to watch 3 minutes, and this was before we ever drafted him. This is the 1st draft pick I've really been excited about in over 15 years...and don't ask who the last one was it didn't pan out as good as I thought it would.
 
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I clicked on the 11 minute highlight video A&M put out on Cooper...I only had to watch 3 minutes, and this was before we ever drafted him. This is the 1st draft pick I've really been excited about in over 15 years...and don't ask who the last one was it didn't pan out as good as I thought it would.
Thats great. I think Edgerrin could be better than Quay. Quay doesn’t play to expectations for a #22 overall selection imo.
Reports coming out that Edgerrin can sniff a ball out of a 50ft Well.

I think This duo at ILB is going to be very formidable.
 

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Thats great. I think Edgerrin could be better than Quay. Quay doesn’t play to expectations for a #22 overall selection imo.
Reports coming out that Edgerrin can sniff a ball out of a 50ft Well.

I think This duo at ILB is going to be very formidable.
Edgerrin plays at about a 3.8 40 time because he can diagnose anything and get to the ball before the ball can get to the receiver/back.
 
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Funny!
There are reports coming out that Edgerrin is an early draft favorite showing up early and often.
He’s caught Jacobs behind the LOS and sniffed out a fake for a would’ve been stop. MLF was so impressed he ran to the Defensive Coach asking if they prepped him for that call ahead of time. They did not. Cooper just didn’t bite, he watches cues and sniffed it out. He’s apparently just a very instinctive football player.
Maybe he really is 3.8 speed! :roflmao:
(In his head)
 

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Um……3.8….i know you’re a fan but….
I think he might have meant that Edge reads and reacts so much more quickly than other players that it's the functional equivalent of being a half second faster in terms of his actual speed. That his mental speed is so fast that it has the effect of an even faster physical speed.

That's my guess, anyway.
 

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