BIO: Two-year starter who's lined up at both fullback and tight end. Posted career numbers of 62/732/6 as a senior after 31/502/4 the previous season.
POSITIVES: Athletic, pass-catching tight end that gives top effort in all aspects of the game. Fluid releasing off the line of scrimmage, reads the defense and finds the open spot on the field. Extends his hands looking the ball in, remains focused and offers the quarterback a nice target. Works to get separation, battles to make the tough grab in traffic and strong running after the catch. Adjusts well as a receiver or blocker and tenacious. Nice overall body strength, stays square and seals opponents from the action.
NEGATIVES: Ducks his head blocking and lacks body control and balance. Double catches the pass and does not always cleanly snatch the ball from the air. Marginal playing speed.
ANALYSIS: A competitive player known as a hard worker both on and off the field, Cooley should nicely fit into the NFL as a second tight end. Had a solid week of practice at the Senior Bowl and may have moved himself into the early part of the middle rounds.