STRENGTHS - Jonathan has a great frame and the strength to blow defenders off the ball when he blocks with good technique and makes contact with defender before they are set. He shows good agility and the ability to maneuver well in space and find his block. He is at his best when getting to the second level which helps open up large running lanes. He is always in good position/balance and is smart. Shows great consistency and balance.
WEAKNESSES - Technically, Cooper is a sound player but he does always bend his knees well, which allows defenders to gain leverage. In pass pro he needs to show more patience because he will reach and get out of position. He also needs to stay more consistent in moving his feet after first contact and not bend at the waist to maintain his block.
SUMMARY - Jonathan is one of the top guards in the country and helped lead the way for Gio Bernard the last two seasons to over a 1000 yards rushing. He shows the tenacity and toughness line coaches love out of a player. Athletically he can play every interior position and I wouldn't be surprised if he could play on the edge at OT in a pinch. That versatility will go a long way when moving onto the NFL. He will need to be more consistent with his feet and knee bend, but he shows good at the snap quickness hand usage to really control all types of defenders. Overall, Jonathan Cooper is a worth a first round pick in the 2013 NFL Draft. He should be able to immediately come in and play as a rookie. He has the athletic skills to continue to improve and could in a few years become a Pro Bowler.