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Madmike90


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 29, 2017 12:51 pm    Post subject: #119...RB...Tarik Cohen...NC A&T Reply with quote

With the 119th Overall Pick in the 2017 NFL Draft...

The Chicago Bears Select...



RB...Tarik Cohen...North Carolina A&T...

Scouting Report...

http://www.nfl.com/draft/2017/profiles/tarik-cohen?id=2558250

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Strengths

Nicknamed "The Human Joystick" for his ability to make seemingly impossible cuts. Plays with unpredictable movements. Can turn any play into a random game of "connect the dots." Rare ability to stop and start. Cuts are just as seamless and sharp from any direction. Field vision is excellent. Has lateral escapability to put would-be tacklers on his highlight tapes. Gifted with unusually large hands and a powerful lower body that enhances his contact balance and ability to drive for extra yardage. Very good acceleration pulls him away from tacklers and into the clear. Relentless competitor. Had four touchdown runs of 83-plus yards this season. A true weapon out of the backfield that will be tough to matchup with. Has good hands and is very slippery in space.

Weaknesses

Falls below the size standards expected from the position. Overwhelmed slower and less talented competition. Benefitted from heinous angles to the ball from tacklers he faced. Way too eager to take plays off script. Wants to swing for the fences on every snap and will have to learn when to hit singles. Too eager to bounce everything. Takes his share of negative yardage carries. Feet are electric, but footwork and run track on zone plays needs work. Takes big hits from big men when trying to fight out of tackles and squeeze out extra yards. Stature and short arms make him a tougher target for quarterbacks. Has almost no experience as a punt or kick returner on special teams.


Career Stats...

Highlights...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QsimHbxxFd8
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 29, 2017 12:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

First pick I have a real issue with...this guy just doesn't fit what we should be looking to do.
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 29, 2017 12:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This one I'm not a fan of. I know its a 4th rounder but there were DB's and WR's on board who would fill a role more.
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 29, 2017 12:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I agree, is he suppose to be the next darren sporles? I'm not sure I buy it.
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 29, 2017 12:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

First pick that doesn't make sense to me. At first glance this looks like a waste of a pick (see: Garrett Wolfe).
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 29, 2017 12:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

yomyyo wrote:
First pick that doesn't make sense to me. At first glance this looks like a waste of a pick (see: Garrett Wolfe).


That's the first person I thought of when I saw the selection.
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He's a playmaker though, and we can use more of those in the Devin.Fart
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 29, 2017 12:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

yomyyo wrote:
First pick that doesn't make sense to me. At first glance this looks like a waste of a pick (see: Garrett Wolfe).


That really is a lazy comparison
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 29, 2017 12:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

GOGRIESE wrote:
yomyyo wrote:
First pick that doesn't make sense to me. At first glance this looks like a waste of a pick (see: Garrett Wolfe).


That really is a lazy comparison


Agreed...this kid has more moves and explosiveness...he's fun to watch in highlights but against NFL size and speed I think he will get chewed up...guessing they might see him as something of a return man altho he doesn't have experience there.
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 29, 2017 1:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Check out 4:20 mark

http://draftbreakdown.com/video/tarik-cohen-vs-kent-state-2016/
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 29, 2017 1:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The stature isn't inspiring, but I'll be happy if he can carve out a role as a gadget RB and special teams contributor.
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 29, 2017 1:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

He's electric in space, Bears' version of Dion Lewis.
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 29, 2017 1:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

And 0:53 sec mark and 6:15 here
http://draftbreakdown.com/video/tarik-cohen-vs-alcorn-state-2015/
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 29, 2017 1:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Probably could have taken Malone, King, whoever in round 4 and still had Cohen in round 5
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 29, 2017 1:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

bearsfan323 wrote:
Probably could have taken Malone, King, whoever in round 4 and still had Cohen in round 5


Yep! I just don't like this pick, a bit of a head scratcher. Does Pace believe in the secondary improvements we have made along with the guys he drafted last year?
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 29, 2017 1:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm still surprised they took him over Chad Hensen.
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