2017 Guide: What Ourlads' NFL Scouting Services said about COOPER KUPP: Eastern Washington, 6014 198 4.62. Four-year starter from Yakima, WA. A four-time consensus first-team FCS All-America. Great competitor who slows the game down around him very well. Rare set of hands who snatches the ball out of the air. Exceptional concentration when tracking the ball to his hands. Great timing on attacking the deep jump ball. Physical route runner who has balance in and out of his breaks. Good patience and effective route running stems to work defender’s hips on deep routes. Polished footwork to beat press at the line of scrimmage. Uses his hands well to keep defensive backs from controlling him in the route. Strong upper body that runs through arm tackles. Vision and savvy jukes with ball in the open field. Uses a strong stiff arm to gain positive yards after the catch. Blue collar effort in the run blocking game. Above average punt returner who is a threat to score on returns. Plays big in big games. Caught 15 passes for 246 yards against Oregon in 2015. Plus catch radius that he makes up for with natural catching ability. Lacks top end speed and acceleration. Has little suddenness out of his breaks and doesn’t create huge separation from defenders. Underneath route running needs work, has to be more precise and purposeful in his steps in stems and fakes. Questions about his ability to play as an outside receiver at the NFL level. Doesn’t bite into corner’s cushion off of the line of scrimmage. Needs grass and space to get up to full speed. Average leaping ability. Walter Payton Award winner in 2015. This ultra productive prospect had a good showing at the Senior Bowl giving scouts some of the flashes of the skill set that worked so well for him during his college career. However, he followed that up with a lackluster 40 time at the combine with a 4.62. Ultimately the tape shows good production all throughout Kupp’s career, however his ceiling made be a little lower then some may have anticipated. A day two selection that will provide a good set of hands and football ability. 2016 stats:117- 1400, 14.5 ypr, 19 TD. OSR:41/60. Second/third round. (A-31 1/4, H-9 1/2, VJ-31, SS-4.09).