The Arizona Cardinals selected guard Jonathan Coop

first_imgThe Arizona Cardinals selected guard Jonathan Cooper from University of North Carolina with their first pick in the 2013 NFL Draft Thursday.There’s a pretty good chance you don’t know much about him. That’s where Arizona Cardinals VP of media relations Mark Dalton comes in. He tweeted a ton of information about the Cardinals’ newest player. As senior in ‘12 Cooper became 1st UNC player selected consensus 1st-team All-America since Julius Peppers in ‘01 #CardsDraft— MarkDalton (@CardsMarkD) April 26, 2013 At UNC Cooper played in pro style offense of Butch Davis & the spread offense of Larry Fedora #CardsDraft— MarkDalton (@CardsMarkD) April 26, 2013 During his career at UNC, Cooper established a school record with 48 starts (all at LG) #CardsDraft— MarkDalton (@CardsMarkD) April 26, 2013 Cooper is the first O-lineman from UNC taken in 1st rd since T Harris Barton (22nd to SF in ’87) #CardsDraft— MarkDalton (@CardsMarkD) April 26, 2013 This is just 2nd time in Cards history tm drafted a guard in Rd 1 (other: Notre Dame’s Bill Fischer 10th overall in ’49) #CardsDraft— MarkDalton (@CardsMarkD) April 26, 2013 Sr year at Hoggard HS Cooper led tm to 16-0 record & state Class 4-A championship #CardsDraft— MarkDalton (@CardsMarkD) April 26, 2013 At Combine, Cooper had 2nd best bench press among the 48 OL (32 reps); also in top 10 in 40,standing broad jump & 3-cone drill #CardsDraft— MarkDalton (@CardsMarkD) April 26, 2013 Last time a guard was taken 8th overall was HOFer Mike Munchak #8 by Oilers in ’82 #CardsDraft— MarkDalton (@CardsMarkD) April 26, 2013 The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires 0 Comments   Share   At selection 7 Cooper is highest draft pick from UNC since DE Julius Peppers went #2 to CAR in 2002 #CardsDraft— MarkDalton (@CardsMarkD) April 26, 2013 – / 48 Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Top Stories Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact In ’12 Cooper was only guard in NCAA FBS to grade out 90% or higher in 7+ gms (did it 10x) #CardsDraft— MarkDalton (@CardsMarkD) April 26, 2013 Cooper went to Hoggard HS in Wilmington, NC which also produced Bucs K Connor Barth & ’09 Miss USA Kristen Dalton (no relation)— MarkDalton (@CardsMarkD) April 26, 2013 Cooper @theunderdog_64 Earned bachelor’s degree from UNC in Dec; spent the spring preparing for draft at API in AZ #CardsDraft— MarkDalton (@CardsMarkD) April 26, 2013last_img

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