Ryan Cook OL 6’7 328 New Mexico
By: Robert Davis
Ryan Cook has been one of the premier centers in college football the past three seasons. He moved into the starting lineup as a freshman, and has stayed there ever since. He is a three time All Mountain West 1st Team selection.
Cook has great size. He is tall and strong, but also has the frame to add more weight at the next level. He is battle tested, starting four years at center for the Lobos. He has all the physical tools to play on the interior line at the next level. Cook is tough and doesn’t give up until the whistle blows. He may also bring some versatility to his team in the NFL. Even though all his experience is at center, he spent time at tackle during spring practice. He may be able to play tackle and guard.
While he does have great size, it may actually hinder him at center at the next level. With his height, he can get tall at times, which allows lineman to push him around, and limits his mobility. He needs to work on keeping his pads down to counter his height.
Cook appears to have the talent to be a versatile lineman in the NFL. He’s proven at center, but his size may be better suited for tackle or guard. Wherever he plays, he could find a home in the NFL. With the talent, attitude, and versatility, he should play on Sundays for awhile.
could find a home in the NFL. With the talent, attitude, and versatility, he should play on Sundays for awhile.
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