Ht/Wt: 6'2", 280
Where he fits in: Cooper could play anywhere for Iowa on the defensive line, which will be good because the Hawkeyes are losing a lot of experience on that unit. One of the things that Cooper said attracted him to Iowa was the fact that he could get a chance to play as a freshman. He already has the size and frame necessary for a Big Ten defensive lineman, and with some more work during the summer, Cooper has a legitimate chance to contribute as a freshman.
Does it fill a void: Yes. With the departures of Adrian Clayborn, Karl Klug, and Christian Ballard, Iowa will be very inexperienced on the defensive line in 2011. Mike Daniels, Broderick Binns, and Lebron Daniel all have experience, but after that the unit is very thin. Cooper could help fill that void right away.
Grade: A+. Cooper is a great prospect who seems to have embraced Iowa and the community. He could be an impact player immediately and help the team as soon as he steps on campus.