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With the 159th overall pick the Philadelphia Eagles select WR Riley Cooper

With the 28th pick in the 5th round the Eagles have selected Riley Cooper, WR Florida.

Eagles cheerleaders took the stage along with some members of the armed forces to announce the pick. Sgt First class Mark Pierre made the call.

Cooper is a big possesion type WR at 6-3, 222. quick take

Cooper enjoyed an extremely productive senior year as he caught 51 passes for 961 yards in Florida’s spread offense. He is a bit of a strider that builds to speed and can struggle when he needs to sink his hips to come out of his breaks with a big burst to separate from defenders. He can struggle on his release against a good press corner and will need some work on running more precise routes. He has baseball for an option but has stated that he wants to play football first and baseball as a backup.

Amazingly enough, Riley Cooper was drafted by the Phillies in 2006!

Cooper was later drafted and signed by the Texas Rangers, but decided to forfeit his 500K bonus to return to Florida and focus on football. He's known as a great blocker and a good special teamer. Plus, he was Tebow's roommate! OMG!

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