Top 2015 Receiver Prospect: Kevin White vs Amari Cooper

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Jan 1, 2015; New Orleans, LA, USA; Alabama Crimson Tide wide receiver Amari Cooper (9) runs the ball past Ohio State Buckeyes defense during the second quarter in the 2015 Sugar Bowl at Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports

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These two are probably the best at running after the catch of any receiver coming out in the draft. They have great instincts and moves in the open field, the strength to break tackles and a stiff-arm. But even though White is only four pounds heavier, he plays much bigger, often trucking defensive backs, transferring that weight room strength unto the field.

Both White and Cooper do a good job of shaking loose to get off of the line of scrimmage. And from a standpoint of just shaking your way off the line of scrimmage, Cooper gets the edge their. But shaking isn’t the only part of getting off the line, you can’t shake everyone so you have to be physical at times and White is better there so I call the release thing even.

A running team would be happy to get either one of these guys too as they are both excellent blockers. They both have some of that Hines Ward, crack-back in them but Whites’ weight room  strength advantage shows. He manhandles corners with that size and strength, holding his guy off from making the play that much more.

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