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A rising prospect at guard – North Carolina’s Jonathan Cooper Dan Leberfeld

Scouts are foaming at the mouth over Alabama guard Chance Warmack, and rightfully so.

But North Carolina’s Jonathan Cooper isn’t far behind.

“If I was Jonathan Cooper, I’d be excited (about the combine),” draft guru Mike Mayock said. “If there is anything he is, he’s one of the most athletic guards I’ve ever seen.

“So he’s going to get out there in a pair of gym shorts (at the combine) and have a chance to show people how athletic he is. All the combine should do for this kid is help him. This should be right up his alley.

“He’s an athletic kid. He’s explosive. He just needs to get into the meeting rooms at night, be comfortable, answer questions, and he’ll be fine. I think [the combine] is a showcase for Jonathan Cooper.”