SELECTED: 69th overall, 3rd round by L.A. Rams
HERO SPORTS TALKS TO COOPER: Cooper Kupp To Make History As 3rd Generation Draftee
TWITTER HANDLE: @CooperKupp
POSITION: Wide Receiver
COLLEGE: Eastern Washington
HOMETOWN: Yakima, Wash.
CAREER STATS: 6,464 yards receiving, 428 receptions, 73 TDs
NFL.COM COMPARES HIM TO: Jarvis Landry, Miami Dolphins
LAST EWU PLAYER DRAFTED: 2015 Jake Rodgers (225th pick, 7th round, Atlanta Falcons)
OTHER SCHOLARSHIP OFFERS OUT OF H.S.: Idaho State (FCS)
QUOTABLE: “It’s just human nature that he might have that little chip on his shoulder when he plays those schools. It’s a mentality that ‘I don’t care what conference you’re in’. He doesn’t go about it in an arrogant way, but in a confident way that ‘you’re not going to stop me’. In fact, he made the most blunt and matter of fact answer when he was asked 'how do you break so many tackles?'. And he just said he doesn’t like to be tackled, he refuses to be tackled. Some don’t have that mindset. He also refuses to not be prepared, he refuses to miss the weight room and it kills him if he ever has to miss practice.” — former EWU Beau Baldwin tells HERO Sports
SUM IT UP …: Wonder if he would have blended in with the Pac 12? How about his stat line against four Pac 12 teams: 40 receptions, 716 yards and 11 touchdowns … He ran a 4.56-second time in the 40-yard dash at his Pro Day, but in the same day he ran the nation's top 3-cone drill time — showing his shiftability, his quickness. That sums up this rugged receiver the best. He's not afraid to take a hit, and he'll tell you repeatedly nobody will outwork him. His focus is evident in interviews, where you'll have a tough time getting him off track to talk about anything that doesn't involve a weight room and focus.