Top 2015 Receiver Prospect: Kevin White vs Amari Cooper

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Oct 4, 2014; Morgantown, WV, USA; West Virginia Mountaineers wide receiver Kevin White (11) catches a pass and runs for a sixty-three yard touchdown against Kansas Jayhawks cornerback Matthew Boateng (1) during the first quarter at Milan Puskar Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

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Both of these receivers can do everything you want your No. 1 receiver in the NFL to do. But overall, White does more things that wow you while Cooper is really good at those same things. The two main things that White wows you with the most are speed and physicality, both being things Cooper is good at but won’t wow you with.

An NFL scout told NFL.com’s Albert Breer, “He’s an easy route runner, not a lot of wasted movement, solid hands, good speed. But I wouldn’t say he’s elite. He does a lot of things really well. He just doesn’t do anything with a ‘wow’ factor like [Sammy] Watkins, [Mike] Evans, or [Odell] Beckham last year. The best thing he may be able to do is run after the catch.”

I think what that scout means is that he’s good at everything but doesn’t have that one thing that makes him look like a man playing with boys. Watkins, at Clemson, would go up and bully the ball away from defenders and simply ran away when he wanted. And after the catch, if he wasn’t in position to put a move on or run away from a defender, he punished him for trying to tackle him.

I see a lot of Watkins in White.

So that’s game, set and match to White.

But many have a different opinion.

What do you think?

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