Cooper could be an effective and heady slot player at the next level who will need to show the temperament to contribute on special teams. Look for a team with a need at the position to select Cooper in the late rounds.
He is a strong route runner who can create plays for himself as well, and should look to work out of the slot at the next level. He is a reliable option in the short running game.
Settles down quickly out of his breaks when looking for soft spots, works his way open underneath and plucks the football naturally away from his frame. Exhibits good quickness in and out of his breaks, but is a little tight and will get sloppy at times on sharply breaking routes. Plus, when trying to be sudden off the line you can tell he’s not quite as shifty as the smaller NFL slot receivers as he will get a bit leggy and struggled to separate instantly.
Nevertheless, he’s a tough kid who sells his routes well, loves to work the jerk route underneath, and create after the catch. Works hard with the football in his hands, has some power/shiftiness, but doesn’t have the skill set to make a second defender miss and typically gets tripped up easily.
Impression: A nice college slot guy who has a “plus” feel for the game. Just isn’t dynamic enough to consistently separate instantly inside."