Amari Cooper vs Kevin White: Who’s the best?

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Nov 8, 2014; Baton Rouge, LA, USA; Alabama Crimson Tide wide receiver Amari Cooper (9) runs after a catch for a touchdown past LSU Tigers safety Jamal Adams (33) during the second quarter of a game at Tiger Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports

Bottom Line

Running after the catch, Cooper is more slippery and White is more powerful to truck defensive backs. They both block well too as White manhandles corners while Cooper just a little behind him them there. Another edge that Cooper has over White is that he’s pro-ready, coming out of the West Coast offense, with all the intricacies.

He had 124 catches for 1,727 yards and 16 touchdowns to White’s 109 catches for 1,447 yards and 13 touchdowns. He has career consistency too with over 1, 000 yards as a freshman, was slowed by injury as a sophomore and had a big years in 2014. Cooper’s edges in speed and route running are what has led to his consistent production in college.

I hear everyone talk about how Cooper is “no Sammy Watkins” but what if he’s better?

That’s for another article.