The HERO Sports FCS Podcast welcomes lead FCS writer Brian McLaughlin to talk FCS draft prospects and Cooper Kupp as the 2017 NFL Draft is rapidly approaching in April.
In the first segment, McLaughlin talks about several FCS players who should be NFL Draft picks this season:
- (1:00) Eastern Washington wide receiver Cooper Kupp
- (5:37) Youngstown State defensive end Derek Rivers
- (8:21) Saint Francis (PA) free safety Lorenzo Jerome
- (12:04) Villanova defensive end Tanoh Passagnon
- (14:20) Bucknell offensive tackle Julie'n Davenport
- (16:30) Other potential draft prospects from the FCS level
Then McLaughlin breaks down Cooper Kupp and his road to the NFL (19:00), including some stories from his grandfather and father — former NFL players in their own right — and highlights from his interview with Cooper as the wide receiver prepares for the NFL combine.
We discuss several pieces on Cooper Kupp and his family Brian has published on HEROSports.com. Here's links to each of those pieces:
- NFL Draft: Cooper Kupp Poised to Make NFL History – Brian's feature from his phone interview with Cooper as he trains for the NFL Combine.
- NFL Draft Prospect Cooper Kupp's Grandpa: 'We All Like to Win' – Listen as Cooper Kupp's grandfather Jake Kupp — a former NFL Pro Bowler and a member of the New Orleans Saints Hall of Fame — and father Jake Kupp — a former NFL quarterback — talk about Cooper's redshirt freshman season, and, in particular, a big game Cooper had against Montana.
- NFL Draft: Cooper Kupp to Continue Kupp Family NFL Legacy – Listen as Cooper's father and grandfather talk about the family's NFL history.
- Cooper Kupp Highlights From Senior Season at Eastern Washington – I mean, Cooper Kupp highlights. Just click the link already