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TE Cook has brother in draft pool

Posted by Chris Brown on April 6, 2009 – 4:39 pm

Countdown to Draft Day: Tight EndsSouth Carolina TE Jared Cook  might not be the only member of his family latching on with an NFL club draft weekend.

His brother is Ole Miss starting fullback Jason Cook. An old school true lead fullback Cook could come off the board late in the draft or sign somewhere as an undrafted rookie free agent.

Ironically, younger brother Jared wanted to join his brother at Ole Miss, but the Rebels didn’t want him.
“Yeah me and my brother always talked about playing for the same team,” said Jared. “Actually Ole Miss didn’t want me and they thought I was too slow to play for them. I was disappointed, but you have to pick up the pieces and roll.”

Too slow? A receiver turned tight end running a 4.49 is too slow, for Ole Miss?

Of course no one is calling the 246-pound tight end slow now, not even his older brother.

“I kind of tease him a little bit about how much faster I am than him,” said Jared.

The younger Cook is hopeful that a missed opportunity to play together in college somehow changes for the better in the NFL.
 
“It’d still be nice to have my brother on the same team as me,” said Jared.

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