1. Amari Cooper- Wide Receiver- Alabama
Size: 6’1 210lbs
2012 Stats: 59 receptions 1,000 yards 11 TDs
2013 Stats: 45 receptions 736 yards 4 TDs
2014 Stats: 124 receptions 1,727 yards 16 TDs

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Strengths:

  • Speed
  • Crisp routes- sharp in and out of cuts
  • Not afraid to go over the middle
  • Creates separation from DBs
  • Acceleration and agility

Analysis: Cooper is MFST’s number one prospect in the NFL Draft.  Not just the number one wideout, but the best prospect period.  Cooper’s football talent is off the charts.  While he might not have the top level speed as last year’s top wideout Sammy Watkins, no one is better in this draft class at beating defensive backs, catching the football, and making plays than Cooper.  Cooper’s hips are fluid in and out of cuts, allowing him to create separation from defensive backs I have not seen from a college wide receiver in a while.

Need to Improve:

  • Reading zone coverage- stops mid route
  • Run blocking- more effort needed
  • Too many focus drops

Analysis: Too often, Cooper would cut off his route early–giving up easy receptions.  If he can learn hot to read defenses and coverages, he can put up great numbers in today’s pass happy NFL.  Cooper needs to be more aggressive in run blocking, and take pride in freeing his running back for big gains.  Amari has dealt with some focus drops, 13 in two years, but I suspect that to be improved with maturity and mental awareness.

Round Prediction: 1

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Dan SchalkFootballNFL DraftNFL Draft1. Amari Cooper- Wide Receiver- Alabama Size: 6'1 210lbs 2012 Stats: 59 receptions 1,000 yards 11 TDs 2013 Stats: 45 receptions 736 yards 4 TDs 2014 Stats: 124 receptions 1,727 yards 16 TDs Strengths: Speed Crisp routes- sharp in and out of cuts Not afraid to go over the middle Creates separation from DBs Acceleration and agility Analysis: Cooper is...Why go anywhere else for sports and entertainment?