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Eagles Draft Florida WR Riley Cooper In 5th Round

The Eagles just added a big wide receiver Riley Cooper of Florida in the fifth round.¬† He’s 6’4 and weighs 222 pounds and is a possession receiver, who has good hands and runs good, crisp routes.

Cooper is the prototype of a west coast receiver who has the size and feel for the game that’s perfect for the west coast offense.

It’s not going to be an easy task for him to make the football team, but he has the size and ability to run the offense.

Cooper is the only receiver the Eagles have who can be considered as a big receiver other than Hank Baskett, who returned to the Eagles after playing a year in Indianapolis with the Colts.

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The Silencer
The Silencer
April 24, 2010 10:38 am

Love the pick

There Will Be PaulMan
There Will Be PaulMan
April 24, 2010 11:11 am

hat the ell are they doing drafting a big WR? Dont the Eagles realize that there are plenty of under sized, freshly injured situational pass rushers left?

SONGSRME2
SONGSRME2
April 24, 2010 11:30 am

He’ll make his living on the practice squad.

birdpoop
birdpoop
April 24, 2010 11:48 am

or he might beat out Baskett !!!

Iggles
Iggles
April 24, 2010 12:00 pm

Baskett will be pressed severely to make this team, particularly if Cooper or another new TE and/or LB are big on special teams, which was supposed to be Baskett’s strength… not counting the SB

navyeaglefan
navyeaglefan
April 24, 2010 1:04 pm

OK – while fresh in everyone’s mind – please notice through 6 rds and NO O lineman. One of the great urban myths is Ried and his “love’ of drafting O Lineman – its a myth. All the pre-draft summaries pointed this out and again in this draft. Secondly – I noticed the comment from Cobb about covering TEs – again, the Eagles were one of the TOP teams at covering TEs – I can accept they want to be better, they want to shut the other teams TE down completely – but with the exception of Kellen Winslow of Tampa – we did better then just about every team and held many of the best TEs in the league to UNDER their average. Can someone help me with a size chart somewhere that tells what the average ht/wt of players per postion is? I keep reading about ‘undersized’ LBs and DEs – what is oversized or average sized? What is ‘average’ DT size – do all the Shanahan folks remember that he likes his O Line smaller (under 300) and quicker?

Overall – seems like a solid draft. Lots of help for the D – seems to be checking the details – a better 3rd TE, another RB in to challenge, a developmental QB. Will be fun to watch them all in camp.

WeaponX20
WeaponX20
April 24, 2010 1:56 pm

A big reciever, nice pick…to bad we don’t know how to use big recievers in our offense…lol

schiller
schiller
April 24, 2010 1:57 pm

Weapon what gives you that impression? We new how to use TO. Baskett wasn’t ever drafted, and McNabb couldn’t through the fade.

True_Eagles_Fan
True_Eagles_Fan
April 24, 2010 2:13 pm

Without looking at the past 10 years drafts. I cant remember the last time Andy Reid didnt draft a Olinemen. Looks like its gonna be a boring draft next year. Reid will over do it since he didnt take one this year.

SONGSRME2
SONGSRME2
April 24, 2010 2:17 pm

Since they were looking for a tall receiver it probably would have been a good idea to get the best one in the draft….My fault-Dallas got em.

Who would have ever believed that Jerry Jones would be able to out pick the eagles? We’re toast

vricchini
vricchini
April 24, 2010 2:37 pm

What a miserable horrible draft we have. First you trade up to grab a DE that could have been there at 24 and if not you had Kyle Wilson there to draft. Then you go in the 2nd round grad a Safety that is extremly boring and has nothing really exciting to talk about his abilities and was an average safety at best in his college days. Then you trade out the 2nd round and draft a guy that you could have gotten in the 5th round and then use all your picks you traded for on guys you are going to cut at the end of the year! LMAOOOOOOOOO.

You had a chance to get Earl Thomas Jimmy Clausen and Sergio! and they passed on both! bwhahahaha what a fat fat fat waste of space Andy Reid is.

schiller
schiller
April 24, 2010 3:03 pm

Ha vr, you’re crazy. You know who’s gonna get cut when they get down to a 53 man roster? Why don’t you head down to the Novacare and help out Andy and Howie by telling them now what they’ll think in August. And I’m really impressed with how you know what would have happened if reality happened differently, amazing.

scrapdawg12
scrapdawg12
April 24, 2010 3:14 pm

This whole draft was a waste of time. They did nothing. Absolutely nothing. They drafted horrible like they did next year. We got Jerome Mcdougle, Mike Mamula, w/e u wanna call him in the 1st round instead of the stud Earl Thomas. Makes no sense to me and all us Eagles fans should be outraged that the Cowboys will kill us in the passing game.

schiller
schiller
April 24, 2010 3:18 pm

scrapdawg12 says “13 = 0”. Hey scrappy dappy doo, mind buying me 13 beers? (shhh, he thinks it’s the same as 0)

runtheball09
runtheball09
April 24, 2010 4:03 pm

thank goodness. i don’t want cancer hank on this team. go get a real job hank.

RegalEagle
RegalEagle
April 24, 2010 4:53 pm

Ok so I killed the team for their use of the 3rd round which I believe they deserve. The 1st and second picks are OUTSTANDING. 4th round was solid (I would have liked them to grab ghee at the end of the 3rd round though). If we can get Sapp to play MLB or OLB and maybe the joker he will be a great pickup. I believe that they outsmarted themselves and could have done better but they brought in half a team worth of talent so lets see.

RegalEagle
RegalEagle
April 24, 2010 5:00 pm

I am impressed that they at least took a shot on this guy. We really need that large reciever that can play situational downs and hopefully special teams.

vricchini
vricchini
April 24, 2010 6:07 pm

I youtube this Riley Cooper guy and I like him. Reminds me of Jeromy Shocky. He has that arrogant attitude which I like in a football player. This was the best pick they have besides graham

Paul Mancini
Paul Mancini
April 24, 2010 7:02 pm

I give the overall draft about a C +
Graham,Allen are going to be solid players,the others I am not sure about (Teo & Sapp are good players too) They waited too late for a CB,never drafted any OL which Eagles need Depth unless
everyone else is convinced S Andrews is your Guard for now and long term and that McGlynn,K Dunlap & Shipley are quality back-ups… (I am not sold on either of these scenarios)
I would have preferred no trading up or down and select the best players based on need
(look at what Giants,Saints,Jets,Ravens and Colts selected..I think the Eagles will now have 10 Small DE’s on their Roster come camp time..)
I think trading up and down gives the FO a false sense of having so many picks to play with,that they end up making too many reaches on players, just about every player chosen outside of Sapp/Scott was selected higher than what most scouting reports had these players listed at..
I think they lost ground to the Giants & Cowboys in the NFC East and teams like the Seahawks,49ers,Bears and Saints all had strongers Drafts… Time will tell, but I think the Eagles missed opportunities this Draft and I think a lot of it is due to trading down and down to secure more picks,then turn around a select players a round or 2 most before many analysts have these players pegged for …

philly22
philly22
April 25, 2010 12:41 am

Cooper will make the squad…A good pick!

schiller
schiller
April 25, 2010 7:07 am

Paulman – I don’t know what scouting reports you heard, but Tony Pauline of SI felt said the COMPLETE OPPOSITE of what you said. With the exceptions of Te’o’Nasheim, who he did see as a reach, and Lindley, Pauline was certain that everyone else was pretty much a steal – as in projected to go much higher.

schiller
schiller
April 25, 2010 7:07 am

Same with scoutsnotebook.com

Paul Mancini
Paul Mancini
April 25, 2010 12:30 pm

I think Sapp,Riley,Scott were all very good picks for the 5th & late rounds
But Teo’ Lindley,Clayton,Kafka,Harbor were all reaches at #86/#105/#121/#122/#124 which is thought would be the impact area where the Eagles could have drafted some of the following players to solidify the CB/S/OL/TE position with better players on the board..
Think from #86 to #105, the following players were still on the board..
CB’s B Ghee, K Thomas, TE’s J graham, T Moeaki, OG M Johnson, DE E Griffen
than between #105 and #121 there were players like OT B Campbell, DE C Wootten, TE D Pitta,
OL:B AJ Eadds, ,
Then there is the 3 pick stretch of #121/#122/#124 where EAgles Left CB Ansah,DE Ej WIlson,
OLB O Schofield, OLB E Norwood,DT A Woods,TE M Joomanwunaii, S K Chancellor
CB’s D Franks, P Cox , W McFadden , J Moore, Te A Quarless, Center M Tennant Guard M Petrus

WeaponX20
WeaponX20
April 25, 2010 12:42 pm

@ schiller

You said we knew how to use T.O, are you rally comparing Riley Cooper to T.O?…what an idiot, T.O is a big reciever but an amazing reciever with speed and hands (when we had him)..McNabb could throw the fade and did so before to Baskett against the Giants a few years back…but he can’t throw it if Fat Ass Reid doesn’t call it

schiller
schiller
April 25, 2010 1:11 pm

I was comparing them as both being big WRs. Someone – maybe you? – said that the Eagles don’t know how to use big receivers. I simply gave an example that goes against that statement – TO was a big WR and we sure new how to use him (on the field) when he was here. I never made any suggestion that Cooper is a comparable talent or skill to TO. You’re making that implication. You are correct that McNabb completed a fade to Baskett once. One time. Wow. That’s a number that’s in the range of Chad Johnson kicking extra points and LT (the RB) passing for TDs.

Paul Mancini
Paul Mancini
April 26, 2010 7:15 am

LB M Vrabel has more TD receptions than McNabb-Basket on the Alley-Oop route

WellWellWell
WellWellWell
April 26, 2010 8:49 am

@ schiller—I wish you (k)new how to use a dickshunairy. Again, can’t use a play if the Fat Man doesn’t call it. Remember, eagle QB’s aren’t allowed to audible.

WellWellWell
WellWellWell
April 26, 2010 8:54 am

If Kolb and Baskett…or this Riley kid can work on that touch fade ala Manning-to-Burress (I’m not comparing one to the other before you guys jump all over my back, just the play itself and success) we’ll have another weapon in our arsenal.

navyeaglefan
navyeaglefan
April 26, 2010 9:21 am

WWW – where did you get the eagles QBs are not allowed to audible – the problem has always been it takes too long to get the play into the huddle, called, get the team on the line and then audible (delay of game or use To).

I agree and really like the fade pass by the way – I think have three very reliable TEs, AND the fade pattern will go a long way in the red zone – I think Ingraham (if he is healthy) will really hurt Defenses