If you’re an undersized wide receiver entering the draft, one of the guys you definitely want to be compared to is Cooper Kupp.
Kupp was drafted in the third round of the 2017 NFL Draft, and went on to have a solid rookie year for the Los Angeles Rams, catching 62 passes for 869 yards and five touchdowns. This year’s Cooper Kupp? Fox Sports’ Peter Schrager thinks that it’s Texas Tech’s Dylan Cantrell.
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“No one’s talking about him right now,” said Schrager. “He’s going to run a 4.4 40 (yard dash) at the combine, watch him have an 11 foot broad jump. He is an über athlete freak. Kliff Kingsbury, one of the most well-respected minds in all of college football, and could probably be an offensive coordinator in the NFL, has had Trent Taylor and all these other guys, and he raves about Dylan Cantrell.”
Cantrell’s athleticism has been well known around Big 12 defenses for quite some time. He caught 71 passes for 816 yards and seven touchdowns as a senior, and has 1,873 receiving yards and 18 touchdowns all-time. Time will tell whether his NFL career is as successful as Kupp’s, but Cantrell definitely has the skill set to be successful at the next level.
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