Watch ex-South Carolina WR Pharoh Cooper beasting in the weight room

BY foxsports • February 4, 2016

Throughout the draft process, potential NFL players work their hardest to make themselves as attractive as possible to numerous franchises. In essence, it's as significant, prolonged and detailed a job interview as one will find. 

An element of this "interview" is the ability to shine on the football field. Natural strength is a key component in this equation. As such, much time is spent in the weight room. 

In preparation for the 2016 NFL Draft in April, former South Carolina receiver Pharoh Cooper demonstrated immense strength -- lifting 335 pounds on the bench press. This weight total is more than 1.6 times his own weight. 

Athletes are challenged with lifting 225 pounds for as many reps as possible at the combine. Judging by this clip, Cooper should have no problem being among the best at his position for the challenge. 


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