College football and NFL fans are starting to learn what FCS fans have known for a long time: Cooper Kupp is really, really, really good at football. The Eastern Washington wide receiver is destined for an NFL future.
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Kupp's career numbers at Eastern are simply staggering:
- 428 catches
- 6,464 yards
- 73 touchdowns
- 8.2 receptions per game
- 1.4 touchdowns per game
- 15.1 yards per catch
- 124.3 yards per game
Kupp owns every career receiving record in the FCS record books.
He was the 2015 Walter Payton Award Winner the, the 2015 and 2016 FCS ADA National Offensive Player of the Year, and the 2013 Jerry Rice Award winner (FCS freshman of the year). He's a four-time consensus First-Team FCS All-America as well.
Talk about a storied career.
While one chapter of that career is finishing, another one is about to start.
Kupp is currently training for the NFL Draft, and is having himself a week at the Senior Bowl while competing against some of the best corners from the college football ranks.
You might have seen this video of him torching Iowa cornerback Desmond King on a go route:
treydaubert: Cooper Kupp burns Desmond King NFL Network Senior Bowl Practice https://t.co/CWnceuaW50 pic.twitter.com/ZUyYpyBBFR
— FanSportsClips (@FanSportsClips) January 24, 2017
Or this video of him working Michigan cornerback Jourdan Lewis in the flat:
Eastern Washington WR Cooper Kupp vs Michigan CB Jourdan Lewis in 7-on-7 drills pic.twitter.com/X3GDpWnpHS
— Steve Palazzolo (@PFF_Steve) January 24, 2017
Those are two of the best corner prospects in the 2017 NFL Draft. Kupp can flat out play:
Right on cue. Cooper Kupp with a Jermaine Kearse-like grab. pic.twitter.com/pX5j5KzXky
— Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) January 25, 2017
It will be interesting to see where Kupp ends up in the NFL, but for now, we'll settle with watching his highlight reel over and over again.