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Prospect Profile: Eastern Washington WR Cooper Kuup

Cooper Kupp

Receiver| Eastern Washington| Class

Height:6-foot-2*|Weight: *204 pounds

College Stats

2016: Led FCS with 1,700 receiving yards (130.8 per game) and 17 receiving touchdowns, totaled 117 catches in 13 games; added 14 carries for 33 yards and a score; returned seven punts a total of 160 yards with a score; Kupp's 9.0 receptions per game ranked second in FCS; named FCS Offensive Player of the Year for a second straight season 

Career:Finished as the all-division career leader in receiving yards (6,464) and as the FCS career leader in receiving touchdowns (73) and catches (428) after starting all 52 games; won the 2015 Walter Payton Award and the 2013 Jerry Rice Award; named FCS Offensive Player of the Year (2015-16) and twice named Big Sky Conference Offensive Player of the Year (2013, 15); four-time FCS All-American

Combine Results

40-yard dash: 4.62 seconds

Bench press: Did not participate

Broad jump: 9 feet, 8 inches

Vertical jump: 31 inches

3-cone drill: 6.75 seconds

20-yard shuttle: 4.08 seconds (fifth among receivers

View images of Eastern Washington WR Conner Kuup.


Summary:Kupp's production was consistently prolific in the slot and on the outside. He caught at least two passes in every college game and reeled in a touchdown in 43 of his 52 outings. Kupp also had 30 games with at least eight receptions (16 with 10 or more catches) and a FCS-record 31 games with 100 or more receiving yards. The previous record of consecutive games with at least one reception was 45, and Jacksonville State senior Josh Barge had a streak of 50 end when the Gamecocks season concluded in December.

Kupp had at least 93 catches, 1,431 receiving yards and 16 touchdowns each season. He garnered an invite to the Reese's Senior Bowl, where he was recognized as the WR/TE Practice Player of the Week.

Stacking up: NFL Media analyst Mike Mayock ranked Kupp as tied with JuJu Smith-Schuster for the fifth-best receiver option in this year's draft class, but Kupp didn't crack Bucky Brooks' top five. Daniel Jeremiah initially ranked Kupp as the 45th overall prospect before the combine but nudged him out of the top 50 when he updated the list this month. 

Family ties:Kupp is trying to make his family three generations deep in the NFL. His grandfather Jake Kupp, an offensive lineman, played 12 seasons in the NFL and is a member of the New Orleans Saints Hall of Fame, and his father Craig, a quarterback, was drafted by the New York Giants in 1990 and was with the Phoenix Cardinals and Dallas Cowboys in 1991, but appeared in just one game with the Cardinals.

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