Future 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.
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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