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San Francisco 49ers' Second-Round Pick

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - MARCH 2: Defensive back Chris Cook of Virginia runs the 40 yard dash during the NFL Scouting Combine presented by Under Armour at Lucas Oil Stadium on March 2, 2010 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Scott Boehm/Getty Images)
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Brian WinettCorrespondent IIIMarch 24, 2010

With their third pick in the 2010 NFL Draft... the 49ers select Chris Cook, Corner Back, Virginia.

At 6'2", 212 lbs., Chris Cook is the exact kind of player the San Francisco 49ers would like to match up with the bigger receivers in the NFC West like Larry Fitzgerald and T.J. Houshmandzadeh.

Ranked 55th overall by scout.com, a five star (out of five) prospect, Chris Cook could very well be around when the Niners pick 49th overall in the second round.

Chris Cook picked off a ball in Senior Ball practice and you can watch his combine workout here:  http://www.nfl.com/videos/nfl-combine/09000d5d816dca51/2010-Combine-workout-Chris-Cook

He's not as fluid as an Eric Berry in these drills, he's a freak of an athlete for his position though and can be a hard hitting CB in the league for many years.

Check out the size of his hands too, and the way he catches the ball away from his body.  He's going to hold onto any ball that comes his way.

Reading an article about Chris Cook... he was raised by his grandfather and his mother primarily.

As someone who has spent a lot of time living with his grandfather, there's something about the influence of that grandfather generation that counteracts the entitlement and arrogance of more current generations.  They were harder working back then and that's has to rub off on Cook.

The fact that he's a mama's boy attests to his respect for women, and let's be honest... good, strong, capital W Women are what life is all about.

Chris Cook is a character corner who will only get better and better as the years go on and a perfect selection for the 49ers in the second round.

 

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