Ohio State defensive end Jonathon Cooper is the third NFL draft prospect to say he had a "great meeting" with the 49ers at the Senior Bowl, joining Notre Dame edge rusher Daelin Hayes and San Diego State cornerback Darren Hall.
Cooper met with all 32 teams at the Senior Bowl and listed the 49ers as one of six teams he had a "great meeting with."
Cooper was a fifth-year senior last season at Ohio State. He recorded 3.5 sacks, 3.5 tackles for loss and forced one fumble. He finished his college career with 10 sacks and 15 tackles for loss.
Though he isn't seen as a first-round prospect, Cooper should be a solid pro. He is average to above average across the board with nothing truly sticking out from his skill set. However, he did have an impressive Senior Bowl and week of practice.
The last time the 49ers took a defensive end out of Ohio State, it turned out pretty well. If they can add Cooper on Day 3, it could be another steal.