At last: Ohio State DE Jonathon Cooper picked in seventh round of NFL Draft
Jonathon Cooper had to wait a little longer than expected, but his name finally flashed up on the big screen on Saturday.
Cooper was taken by the Denver Broncos in the seventh round of the 2021 NFL Draft. He was selected in the No. 239 spot overall and became the 10th player from Ohio State to be picked.
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.