After he was selected in the 2021 NFL Draft, kids from Jonathon Cooper's neighborhood ran over to congratulate him
This is what it’s all about.
When Jonathon Cooper heard his name called on Saturday in the seventh round of the 2021 NFL Draft, it was a life-changing moment. And he wasn’t the only one celebrating that awesome accomplishment.
After Cooper was selected by the Denver Broncos, several children from the neighborhood ran over to the former Buckeye’s home and celebrated the achievement. The video of that awesome moment was captured and posted on Twitter:
After Jonathon Cooper was drafted by the Broncos, the kids in his neighborhood came over to congratulate him 👏
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) May 3, 2021
These are the moments that make the NFL Draft so special.
Cooper was a two-time team captain at Ohio State and improved as an edge rusher during his time in Columbus. He played in 45 career games with the Buckeyes and made 25 starts.
Last season, Cooper was credited with 20 total tackles and 2.5 sacks during Ohio State’s 7-1 season. The Buckeyes claimed a fourth-straight B1G title, defeated Clemson in the Sugar Bowl in a College Football Playoff semifinal game and reached the national championship.
At the end of the year, Cooper was a third-team All-B1G selection.
In five seasons with the Buckeyes, Cooper totaled 77 tackles, 15 for loss and 10 sacks. He also recovered 2 fumbles and forced a fumble in his career.