Finding Broncos: Scouting South Carolina WR Pharoh Cooper

Next up is a Gamecock receiver. He is small and quick, but what else does our Draft Analyst Erick Trickel think of him?

Combine Results





  • Strength to fight through contact
  • Extremely competitive
  • Has an excellent release off the line that can be hard to jam
  • Short and compact, but really strong for his size
  • Beat many defenders within the first few steps off of the snap
  • Instant speed, and instantly his his top gear
  • Great balance and body control
  • Changes direction with ease
  • Excellent in and out of his breaks
  • Good footwork
  • Can create throwing windows with ease


  • Not so great catch radius
  • Doesn’t have the desired length
  • Struggles when contested in making a catch
  • Inconsistent hands
  • Tight hips during his route running
  • Lacks agility
  • Limited route tree

Overall Thoughts

I am not a big fan of Cooper, or what he brings to a team. He relies so much on just straight-line speed, which limits him in the NFL. But, even though he relies on that, his straight line speed isn’t blazing speed.

From scouting him, the best way I can see him being utilized is as a rotational slot receiver who takes the top off a defense to help open underneath throws. I just find Cooper to be a limited player, with limited fit in both scheme and style.

Broncos Round Projection: Late 5th-Early 7th

Where He Goes: Late 3rd-Early 5th

Per sources: He is a hard worker and competitive, but lacks what a lot of teams want from their receivers.

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Erick Trickel in an Analyst for MileHighHuddle. You can find him on Twitter @Alaskan_Bronco. And be sure to like MileHighHuddle on Facebook

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