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Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: David Cooper, LB, Indiana University

david cooperEvery year, NFL Draft Diamonds brings our readers the best in depth interviews on the internet. We specialize in giving players an opportunity to showcase their talents on our website. We conducted interviews last year with over 300 plus players. We want you to enjoy our interviews, because when these young men are in the league, we will not be surprised, and neither should you. 

What is your name?

David Cooper

What is your Height/Weight?

6 ft 1  230lbs

What is your position?


Where do you play college football?

Indiana University

How many teams were recruiting you out of high school?

Quite a few but main one was Mississippi State

How did you choose your school?

Out of JUCO looking for a school I can help make impact quickly

Where are you from?

Northside of Atlanta

Have any scouts met with you yet, and if so what are they saying?

Yes, they ask How are my hips?

Did you play any other sports growing up?

Baseball for one year

Did you play any other positions in football?

High school played TE, RB and FB

At your position, what separates you from others?

Quick twitch, quickness downhill, ability to dismantle a Fullback and getting defense called, aligned and adjusted

When you are breaking down film, what do you look for?


Who was the toughest player you ever faced?

My old teammate Tevin Coleman

If you could compare your play to one player in the NFL who would it be and why?

Jon Beason because of our quick fast twitch and we both are 6 foot 230-235 lbs

What was the biggest obstacle in your life you had to overcome, and how did you overcome it?

Mainly taking losses and just being at right place at right time

Do you have any pre-game rituals?

Lifesaver Gummies

What is your biggest strength?

Pad level contact and quick twitch getting defense called, aligned and adjusted

cooperIf I were a GM and gave you a second to sell yourself, what would you say?

Never had an off the field issue, coach able and willing to be anywhere needed to help the team

Who was your favorite player and NFL team growing up?

I was a Ray Lewis and Eddie George fan and loved to watch that match-up growing up.  I didn’t really have a favorite team just enjoyed watching the sport

If you could have dinner with three people dead or alive, who would you choose?

Patrick Willis, Luke Kuechly, and Ray Lewis to learn from them

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