LA Rams draft Nagy’s choices Creed and Cooper in latest mock

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A bit edgy

With the 141st pick of the 2021 NFL Draft, the Los Angeles Rams select outside linebacker Jonathon Cooper from Ohio State University.   And the LA Rams add to their outside linebacker roster by selecting this 6-foot-2.5 254-pound monster. Safety Jordan Fuller, who has lobbied hard for Cooper this off-season, will be oh-so-very pleased.

The Rams organization will be, too.

All Cooper did in his final season with the Ohio State Buckeyes was grade out as the highest-rated pass rusher in the Big Ten, according to Pro Football Focus. That goes along with 77 total tackles, 15 tackles for losses, 10 sacks, and two fumble recoveries.

‘Nother Senior Bowl sizzler

And he balled out at this year’s Senior Bowl, as seen below:

Cooper’s a big reason why Clemson did not repeat as collegiate champions this year, as he bedeviled likely top draft pick quarterback Trevor Lawrence the entire game and brought consistent pass rush. That game performance alone put him squarely in the binoculars of NFL pro scouts.

Fast, sneaky quick, and explosive, little more needs to be said about Cooper’s ability than below, as the edge rusher finds himself in some sterling company amongst pass rushers who’ve found success in the NFL. Jonathon Cooper has looked the part of the terrifying runaway freight train of an NFL pass rusher for two years. It happens in the 2021 NFL Draft for the LA Rams.