Cooper Rush-QB-Central Michigan
Size: 6’3 230lbs

Cooper Rush

Strengths:

  • Leadership
  • Mental makeup
  • Great decision-making
  • Anticipation
  • Accurate
  • Pro-style quarterback

Analysis: Cooper Rush isn’t known to the average football fan, but he hits all the check marks NFL teams look for in the mental makeup of their quarterbacks. He started all but three games during career and was team captain his junior and senior seasons. Defined by his cerebral approach to the game. Has bachelor of science degree in actuarial science off-the-field and masters in full-field reads on the field. Juggernaut in film room. Hits the field with well-conceived plans of attack based on his studies. Makes all the pre-snap decisions rather than looking to sideline. Quick processor able to scan and decide rapidly. Interceptions rarely the result of poor decisions. Overcomes arm deficiencies with outstanding timing and accuracy. Anticipatory thrower with feel for developing windows. Very good natural accuracy. Completion percentage penalized by excessive drop totals. Good pocket poise. Has history from under center in play-action, pro-style attack and works all three levels of the field.

Weaknesses:

  • Slow in the pocket, lacks mobility
  • Arm strength
  • Can’t challenge tight windows

Analysis: If you saw Cooper Rush walking down the street, you could stare at him for 25 minutes without ever imagining he is a football player, let alone a quarterback with NFL potential. He does not look the part. Slow, plodding setup in the pocket. Throws from narrow platform and generates very little drive on his throws from lower half. Lollipop arm strength allows ball to hang in air too long. Defensive backs with twitch have time to dart into passing lane and make interceptions despite a good read by quarterback. Struggles to challenge tight windows in middle of the field. Could be limited to timing-based passing attacks. Unable to make sudden getaways from pocket due to lack of athleticism.

NFL Comparison: Kellen Moore

Draft Projection: Round 5

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