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Per twitter, Giants sign G Ethan Cooper to PS

Gross Blau Oberst : 10/10/2017 2:33 pm
Cooper was with the Steelers this summer, released at end of camp. Cooper was reportedly a priority UDRFA signing for the Steelers and was the only rookie lineman in their camp.

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Cooper - from Steelers  
Gross Blau Oberst : 10/10/2017 2:42 pm : link
If you go by signing bonuses, then the most notable player that the Steelers signed as an undrafted free agent rookie would be offensive lineman Ethan Cooper (#64). For the moment, however, he has been spending his time so far in training camp working seemingly exclusively with the third-team offensive line
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Ethan Cooper Rising To Challenge Of Beating Small School Label  
Gross Blau Oberst : 10/10/2017 2:45 pm : link
Playing in the NFL became real to him at the end of his junior season when scouts began to buzz around campus to get his measurements. At 6’3, 322 pounds and nearly 33 inch arms, he passed the test. By his senior year, NFL teams were making regular appearances and Cooper knew he had a legitimate chance to make the jump.

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2017 UDFA Reports: IUP OG Ethan Cooper  
Gross Blau Oberst : 10/10/2017 2:46 pm : link
The Good

– NFL size, biggest guy on the field at D2 level with large, powerful lower half, decent length and big hands (32 5/8, 10 3/8 respectively)
– Tremendous upper body strength, strong hands and ability to steer in the run game
– Shows strong, wide base in pass protection with heavy hands and makes it tough for DL to shed him once he gets hands inside
– Lower leg drive with ability to uncoil his hips in the run game
– Nasty, old-school demeanor who looks to finish his blocks and had multiple pancakes
– Experience pulling and shows adequate athleticism and ability to get square up through the hole
– Tackle/guard experience

The Bad

– Played in up-tempo offense, didn’t have to huddle often and wasn’t asked to kickslide as much as other linemen
– Benefited as a puller by lining up deeper on the LOS to avoid running into center, line splits/depth won’t happen in the NFL
– Inconsistent at the second level, drops eye level and can whiff on blocks
– Has to adjust to flow of linebackers and take better angles to his blocks
– Likely going to struggle at tackle due to below average lateral agility
– Lower level of competition


– Three year starter plus made three starts during freshmen season
– Played guard until 2016 when he moved to right tackle
– 2015 and 2016 conference First-Team, All-American in 2016
– NFL combine invite, put up 26 reps on bench press, 24.5 inch vert/8’3″ broad
– Scored one touchdown on blocked FG in 2015
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Oh, Thank God!  
sober297 : 10/10/2017 3:09 pm : link
this season is saved.
AcidTest : 10/10/2017 4:30 pm : link
mass search for OL continues.
live look at the Giants front office  
Heisenberg : 10/10/2017 4:33 pm : link
RE: live look at the Giants front office  
Del Shofner : 10/10/2017 4:50 pm : link
In comment 13641800 Heisenberg said:

RE: RE: live look at the Giants front office  
old man : 10/10/2017 7:59 pm : link
In comment 13641825 Del Shofner said:
In comment 13641800 Heisenberg said:



Good pick up  
mako J : 10/10/2017 11:10 pm : link
Having watched all of the televised OL workouts at the combine, I was impressed with this kids strength and suddenness. Seriously. I'm nobody, but this kid caught my attention during several of the drills. He's a phonebooth type, but he packs a punch. Hope he sticks and gets a chance to compete next summer.
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