Cooper, Barth show off skills at UNC Pro Day

UNC Pro Day
Jonathan Cooper works out at UNC's Pro Day
Jonathan Cooper works out at UNC's Pro Day

CHAPEL HILL, NC (WECT) - Former Hoggard Vikings Jonathan Cooper and Casey Barth worked out for representatives from all 32 NFL teams on Tuesday afternoon.

The University of North Carolina hosted its annual Pro Timing Day where several Tar Heel prospects worked out.  Among those was Cooper who is projected to be a first-round draft pick.

"It was a good day," said Cooper. "It was different than the combine because of the personal attention here, and I enjoyed the experience. I really enjoyed being back in Chapel Hill and being around my old teammates."

Cooper's college roommate Casey Barth won't likely be drafted in April.  The former Tar Heel kicker owns every major kicking record in the program history, but it's rare that kickers are taken in the draft.

"You don't really know when your time's going to come so you always have to be ready," Barth said.  "You don't know when they're going to watch you or if they're going to watch you at all."

Barth is just hoping for the chance to compete for a roster spot.  His brother Connor was signed as an undrafted free agent by the Kansas City Chiefs in 2008 and is now the starting kicker for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

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