When I watched film of 2003 Florida signee Joe Cohen from his junior year, I was surprised to find out that he wanted to play running back. Well, he certainly turned it around as a senior, and these video clips help show why."> When I watched film of 2003 Florida signee Joe Cohen from his junior year, I was surprised to find out that he wanted to play running back. Well, he certainly turned it around as a senior, and these video clips help show why.">

Senior Video of 2003 Signee Joe Cohen

<img src="http://media.TheInsiders.com/Media/Other/154001_cameraprofile.JPG">When I watched film of 2003 Florida signee Joe Cohen from his junior year, I was surprised to find out that he wanted to play running back. Well, he certainly turned it around as a senior, and these video clips help show why.

On Joe Cohen's junior film, I could not believe I was watching the same player that set the Nike Camp on fire with his sheer size and speed. He labored running the ball. He ran straight up and down and did not use his size or his speed to his advantage. I said there was no way that Cohen plays running back in college, and with his size and speed, he will definitely be a defensive end.

As it turns out, Cohen was just learning the position of running back, and he made tremendous strides between his junior and senior year. He runs with better balance and vision. He keeps his pads lower. He uses his off hand to fend off blockers. He has good lateral movement past the line of scrimmage and uses a little shake and bake when he needs to. And of course, he shows tremendous power.

I am no convinced that he can play running back on the next level. As a junior he looked stiff as a board. As a senior, he looks a lot like All-Pro Eddie George. That's a lofty comparison, but the similarities are striking.

See for yourself in this quick video.

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