Summary: Cooper flashed immediately after arriving at Alabama, recording 59 catches for 1,000 yards to break freshman school records set by Julio Jones, including a 45-yarder to lift the Crimson Tide in the SEC Championship en route to the NCAA title. He battled through injuries early in 2013, but bounced back with authority in 2014 when he ranked second in the nation in receptions per game (8.9), yards (1,727) and receiving TDs (16), third in receiving yards per game (123.4) and won the Biletnikoff Award. ESPN's Mel Kiper Jr. said Cooper is his safest pick at the position. Kiper noted Cooper was effective against man, zone, bracket and press coverages and that Cooper caught 84 more passes than Alabama's second-leading receiver in 2014.
Stacking up: After the combine, NFL Media analyst Mike Mayock ranked Cooper second among the receiving prospects behind Kevin White, who is profiled here. Counterpart Bucky Brooks, however, ranked Cooper first and White second.
Teamed with Teddy:Cooper was a high school teammate of Teddy Bridgewater at Miami* *Northwestern.
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