2016 NFL Rookie Scouting Report: Fahn Cooper OT Ole Miss

Beth Hall-USA TODAY Sports

The San Francisco 49ers selected offensive tackle Fahn Cooper with the 174th overall pick, No. 32 in the 5th round. Cooper played right tackle at Ole Miss after transferring from Bowling Green. At Bowling Green, Cooper started all 13 games at left tackle. Cooper is considered a little undersized with his weight by NFL scouts. He is 6'4 and weighs in at 304 pounds. However, Cooper makes up for his "undersize" with his good strength for run blocking.

Cooper has yet to develop with pass pro blocking, but is a strong, talented run blocker. Cooper needs to sharpen some mechanics up, but is capable of being used for run plays and possibly screen passes. Cooper also needs to be introduced to zone scheme blocking a little more because Ole Miss didn't use that much of it apparently. If Cooper can put on more weight and get to at least 315-320 pounds and sharpen up, he will be become a nice, well-used offensive tackle or even a guard for us.

Ht/Wt: 6'4, 303
Arm: 34 3/4"
Hand: 10"
40 yard time: 5.17 (t-12th)
Bench: 19 reps (t-5th worst)
Vertical: 25"
Broad: 8'6"
3-cone drill: 7.85
20-yd shuttle: 4.89

Strengths: Cooper has good flexibility with his legs to match quick speed from edge rushers, has a good stance and always keeps hips low in battle, run game is specialty, uses body angles to seal run lanes and opening up holes for the running back, and is very good with engaging at point of attack.

Weaknesses: Inconsistent with snap anticipation, tends to be a little late off the ball, attacks opponent too high a lot, tends to get way too low, which makes him vulnerable to swim moves, over focused on what's in front of him, not that aware of his surroundings, over compensates with edge rushers, defends the outside real well, but tends to struggle with countering the inside attack, and doesn't anticipate with surprise blitzes that well.


Fahn Cooper vs. LSU, 11/21/2015

Fahn Cooper vs. Texas A&M, 11/24/2015

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