Data Scout Notes: 2014: PWCamp/PMaxwell/PBiletnikoff/P1stM/DS#2PSTeamProspect-RRang...2013: NAC/NAM...P1stC/P1stM/PWCamp/PBiletnikoff/PMaxwell...2012: ARTC
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Draft Scout Amari Cooper News
10/13/14 - SEPT 22 SEC CO-OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Amari Cooper, WR, Alabama...The star junior wideout did it again for the Crimson Tide, racking up an incredible 201 receiving yards and three touchdowns on 10 catches. Cooper was able to take advantage of some gigantic Florida defensive miscues as well as dominate the 1-on-1 battle against defensive back Vernon Hargreaves, one of the best defensive backs in college football. His performance against the Gators vaulted his name into serious Heisman consideration at this point in the season. - SEC football
08/13/14 - Alabama's top NFL Draft-eligible prospects to watch in 2014: 2. WR Amari Cooper, Junior...Also like WR Marqise Lee, however, Cooper will freelance on his routes a bit and simply drops too many footballs. Cooper dropped at least one catchable pass in each of the three games I viewed (Virginia Tech, Auburn, Oklahoma), including a potential go-ahead touchdown late in the third quarter in the Iron Bowl. In all fairness to Cooper, he demonstrated his game-breaking ability against Auburn moments later with a record 99-yard score to give Alabama a 28-21 fourth quarter lead.
Cooper is noticeably thicker in his chest and thighs than Lee (6-foot, 192 pounds), which may make him more likely to remain durable. He'll need to be to earn the first-round pick that Jones and White received. With the only quarterback Cooper has ever known at Alabama now playing for the Cincinnati Bengals, Cooper could discover (as Lee did last year) maintaining stardom is more difficult without an experienced passer. - Rob Rang, NFLDraftScout.com
08/13/14 - Alabama's top NFL Draft-eligible prospects to watch in 2014: 2. WR Amari Cooper, Junior...By breaking Julio Jones' freshman records for catches (59) and receiving yards (1,000) and Alabama's all-time record for touchdown receptions in a single season (11), Cooper exploded onto the scene in 2012. His production tailed off as a sophomore as nagging injuries limited his availability. Despite playing in 12 games, Cooper only started seven of them and he caught "just" 45 passes for 736 yards (which led the team) and four touchdowns. Since his breakout freshman campaign, Cooper has been compared to everyone from Jones to Roddy White. There are plenty of similarities to another former No. 9, Marqise Lee, however -- and not all of them complimentary to either of the 2012 All-Americans.
Like Lee, Cooper has excellent quickness and balance to get a clean release against press coverage and to make defenders miss in space. Each accelerates in a flash, generating the burst to gain separation from top cornerbacks. Both can make the spectacular reception look easy and are competitive blockers. - Rob Rang, NFLDraftScout.com
08/08/14 - 2014 PRESEASON BILETNIKOFF AWARD WATCH LIST: Amari Cooper, University of Alabama, Sr.,...Cooper played in 26 career games, making 16 starts and catching 104 passes for 1,736 yards and 15 touchdowns ... injuries slowed the start of his sophomore season, but he came on in the second half of the season to catch 45 passes … produced arguably the best season for a wide receiver in program history as a freshman when he garnered Freshman All-America honors. - Alabama football
08/08/14 - 2014 PRESEASON ALL-SEC FIRST TEAM (MEDIA): WR Amari Cooper, Alabama (282)...Cooper played in 26 career games, making 16 starts and catching 104 passes for 1,736 yards and 15 touchdowns ... injuries slowed the start of his sophomore season, but he came on in the second half of the season to catch 45 passes … produced arguably the best season for a wide receiver in program history as a freshman when he garnered Freshman All-America honors. - Alabama football