Monday, March 30, 2009

TE Jared Cook works out for Dolphins

Tight end prospect Jared Cook has already completed a private workout with the Miami Dolphins, per Omar Kelly of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel.

Cook left South Carolina following his junior season in 2008, declaring for the 2009 NFL Draft. He finished his collegiate career with 73 catches for 1,107 yards and seven touchdowns in three seasons as a tight end and wide receiver for the Gamecocks.

The 6-foot-4, 246-pound Cook is one of the top tight end prospects in the 2009 draft, along with Oklahoma State's Brandon Pettigrew and Shawn Nelson of Southern Miss. He possesses great speed and athleticism and might be the best pure receiving tight end in the draft, although he is lacking as a blocker.

Cook has a chance to sneak into Round 1 if everything goes just right, but he's more likely a second- or third-round pick. He's someone the Dolphins will surely consider in Round 2, as both of the team's top two tight ends - Anthony Fasano and David Martin - are entering contract years.