Future Watch: Tarik Cohen Rookie Football Cards, Bears

Future Watch: Tarik Cohen Rookie Football Cards, BearsFuture Watch: Tarik Cohen Rookie Football Cards, Bears Tarik Cohen was drafted by the Chicago Bears with the 119th selection of the 2017 NFL Draft. In the NFL, running backs come in all rounds and it looks like the Bears got a good one.

At Bunn High School in North Carolina he was a two-sport star, football and track and field. He then embarked on a football scholarship at North Carolina A&T. As a freshman, he won the rookie of the year award with 1,148 yards gained. He was off to a good start. His junior season started with three-straight 100-yard games and ended it with 1,340 yards and 15 touchdowns.

In 2015, he had another great year and he made a viral video. For the second straight year, he won the MEAC offensive Player of the Year Award.

In his final college season, multiple outlets voted him an All-American. He was the first player to win the MEAC award three-consecutive seasons. He won the 2015 Celebration Bowl MVP award when he rushed for 295 yards, one 74-yard touchdown run and another for 83 yards.

Was his effort at the Celebration Bowl enough to put him in a good position for the NFL Draft? Unfortunately, it wasn’t. He had to have private workouts for a number of teams. Other than the fact that he’s 5-6, he should have been drafted much earlier. He wasn’t, and now the teams that passed and have to face him are paying the price.

Known for his rushing and receiving, in the five games he’s appeared in he is averaging 4.2 yards per carry and 8.4 yards per catch with a long of 70 yards. He has one touchdown to date and a ton of potential.

Cohen has rookie cards in 2017 Certified Football, 2017 Panini Prizm, and 2017 Spectra to name a few.

This prospect has a high ceiling as an NFL specialist. The Bears are still figuring out the best way to use him and when they do, watch out.

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Russ Cohen

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Russ Cohen is an accomplished writer for www.sportsology.info and radio host for the Sportsology Radio Network and covers multiple sports including writing specifically about the New York Rangers and Philadelphia Flyers. He has numerous articles published on NHL.com and other team websites as well as Slam, CSNPhilly.com and FoxSports.com. Some of his articles have appeared in Canadian Sports Collector, Goalie News, New England Hockey Journal, The Hockey News, Beckett Hockey, Blueshirt Bulletin, NHL Publications and he has a monthly column in Center Ice Magazine that is distributed to every amateur hockey rink in the Pennsylvania. Russ has been asked to be a guest on several radio shows as a respected and valued expert on sports and has extensive AM radio experience including Hockey Prospect Radio on NHL Network Radio for the last 10 years, plus TSN 1050 and Sportstalkny WLIE 540 AM.
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