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Eastern Washington WR Cooper Kupp says he'd like to play for the New Orleans Saints.

It makes sense, as Kupp's grandfather, Jake, was a star Saints lineman who was inducted into the team’s Hall of Fame in 1991. After Kupp's performance at the Senior Bowl, the Saints, or any other interested party, ought not wait too long to take him on Draft Day. Previously thought to be a Day 2 prospect, Kupp is now garnering some Round 1 buzz. "He has the size and skill set of a starting NFL receiver, and his performance [at Senior Bowl practices] has him climbing closer to first-round consideration," wrote Luke Easterling.
Source: Draftwire
Jan 30 - 12:27 PM

Eastern Washington WR Cooper Kupp caught two passes for 14 yards in Saturday's Senior Bowl.

A pity, as we were looking forward to seeing what the Eastern Washington wideout could do in this setting -- especially after he put forward one of the more impressive practice weeks of any player on hand in Mobile. Draft Analyst's Tony Pauline wrote that the 6-foot-2, 195-pounder hauled in "everything thrown his way" this week. Kupp's disappearance in the Senior Bowl proper is more/less irrelevant -- that's the way all-star games roll -- but his work during the week likely went a ways toward helping him to secure a selection early on Day 2 of the draft.
Jan 28 - 6:11 PM

Draft Analyst's Tony Pauline writes that Eastern Washington WR Cooper Kupp "[caught] everything thrown his way" during Wednesday's Senior Bowl practice.

"He ran sharp routes to create separation and showed excellent reaction time on short passes thrown outside his body," notes Pauline. "Kupp was consistently in position to make catches after exiting his route breaks and had an overall excellent showing." The analyst grades him as a potential second-round pick this spring. He's not alone in taking note of Kupp's work during the Senior Bowl practice week, as NFL Media's Mike Mayock has been similarly impressed. Mayock believes Kupp will find success early on in his NFL career.
Jan 26 - 5:23 PM

NFL Media's Mike Mayock says Eastern Washington WR Cooper Kupp is "going to play and play well very early in his NFL career."

"He's fast," Mayock, reporting from the Senior Bowl, said. "He won deep, he won shallow, he beat press coverage. He can win at all three levels. And he gets it." One of college football's most productive receivers over the past few years, Kupp had 117 catches for 1,700 yards and 17 touchdowns last season. He lit up the two Pac-12 teams he faced at EWU for 22 catches and six touchdowns.
Source: NFL.com
Jan 25 - 3:29 PM

NFL.com's Daniel Jeremiah ranked Eastern Washington WR Cooper Kupp as the No. 44 overall prospect.

In a top-50 Big Board published Tuesday, the analyst lauded Kupp's combination of "outstanding size and solid play speed" and passed along a belief that despite Kupp's small-school pedigree, he's ready to make "an immediate impact in the NFL." Ludicrously productive at EWU, Kupp finished 2016 with 117 catches for 1,700 yards and 17 touchdowns. "He uses his physicality to power through press coverage and is a very precise route runner," Jeremiah wrote. "He uses his body to shield off defenders and has the ability to adjust and make contested catches down the field. He has very strong hands. After the catch, he flashes some burst, and he's a physical runner."
Source: NFL.com
Jan 19 - 1:09 PM

Eastern Washington senior WR Cooper Kupp accepted an invitation to the Senior Bowl.

Time for Kupp to rise from the FCS for potential NFL glory. This past season, the 6-foot-2, 210-pound wideout logged a stellar 107-1520-15 receiving line in 12 games. Nothing new, there. Kupp has caught at least 90 passes, registered at least 1,400 yards receiving and hauled in at least 15 touchdowns in each of his four seasons with the Eagles. In early September, an AFC North scout referred to him as "athletic" and "savvy." That scout was particularly impressed with Kupp's ability to read defenses after the catch without decelerating.
Source: NFL.com
Fri, Dec 16, 2016 05:22:00 PM

An AFC North scout told CBS Sports' Dane Brugler that Eastern Washington senior WR Cooper Kupp has the potential for a long NFL career.

"First time I watched his tape, I saw Brian Hartline," the scout said. "Then I watched some more and thought, no, this kid is a stronger, more aggressive version. Good size. Athletic. Savvy. Hell of a kid too." CBS Sports analyst Brugler notes that the 6-foot-2, 210-pounder "relies and trusts his technique, displaying a heightened sense of awareness at the catch point to attack the ball and quickly assess his surroundings without gearing down." Washington State knows all of this well enough -- Kupp went off for 12 catches, 246 yards and three touchdowns in last weekend's toppling of the Pac-12 contender.
Source: CBS Sports
Fri, Sep 9, 2016 02:49:00 PM

NFL scouts Eastern Washington senior WR Cooper Kupp "is one of the best route runners from the senior class, which compliments his vacuum like hands," TFY Draft Insider's Tony Pauline writes.

Kupp went off in Saturday's upset of Wazzu, posting 12 receptions for 246 yards and three touchdowns. "Graded as one of the better senior receiver prospects by most scouts, Kupp was stamped with a second day grade," Pauline wrote. "Kupp is sized well, reportedly runs under 4.5-seconds and has thus far justified the grades he received from scouts." Kupp nearly declared for the draft last spring but looks to have made a great decision in returning. The 6-foot-2, 210-pounder is the kind of receiver the NFL covets.
Tue, Sep 6, 2016 07:56:00 PM

Eastern Washington senior WR Cooper Kupp caught 12 passes for 216 yards and three touchdowns in the school's 45-42 upset of Washington State.

Kupp added 22 passing yards on a single completion and 29 rushing yards on two carries. Kupp is an absolute stud and has a real shot of being a top three round pick this spring. He flirted with entering the 2016 draft, but ultimately stayed in school for one more season. At 6-foot-2, 195-pounds, Kupp displayed catch and run skills on a 75 yard score, along with body control and a shorter fade route in the endzone.
Mon, Sep 5, 2016 09:39:00 AM

In the case of Eastern Washington senior WR Cooper Kupp, NFL.com draft analyst Chad Reuter believes athletic testing will determine his draft slot.

If that slot were determined by production, Kupp would be the No. 1 overall pick. The 6-foot-1, 200-pounder enters his final collegiate season boasting 311 catches for 4,764 yards and 56 touchdowns. Kupp has never finished with fewer than 93 receptions, 1,431 yards or 16 touchdowns. Bleacher Report's David Kenyan wrote earlier this summer that a "Day 1 or Day 2 draft slot ... wouldn't be surprising."
Source: NFL.com
Thu, Aug 4, 2016 07:14:00 PM

Bleacher Report's David Kenyan says a "Day 1 or Day 2 draft slot" for Eastern Washington senior WR Cooper Kupp "wouldn't be surprising."

Kenyan prefaces by saying Kupp isn't likely to leap JuJu Smith-Schuster (USC) or Mike Williams (Clemson) on draft boards, but cautions readers not to overlook him. Statistically, Kupp is on another level. He has never ended any season with fewer than 93 receptions, 1,431 yards or 16 touchdowns. Overall, the 6-foot-1, 200-pound Kupp has 311 catches, 4,764 yards and 56 touchdowns on campus. He's not just decimating FCS defensive backs. Kupp punked Oregon for a 15-246-3 line last year and Washington for a 8-145-3 line in 2014.
Thu, Jun 16, 2016 05:17:00 PM

Bleacher Report's Ryan McCrystal calls Eastern Washington senior WR Cooper Kupp "one of the most talented receivers in the 2017 draft class."

"Kupp doesn't have the speed to consistently create separation down the field, but he runs crisp routes and has the reliable hands to be a dominant receiver on short and intermediate routes," he wrote. The 6-foot-1, 200-pound Kupp had 114 catches for 1,642 yards and 19 touchdowns last year and decimated Oregon for 246 yards and three touchdowns on 15 catches. If you want to check him out, you'll get a chance early, as Eastern Washington opens with high-profile games against Washington State and North Dakota State. "With two strong games against his toughest competition, Kupp could cement his status as a future top-100 NFL draft pick," McCrystal wrote.
Fri, Jun 3, 2016 08:04:00 PM

Cardinals signed Eastern Washington OT Clay DeBord.

DeBord (6'6/302) made a school-record 51 starts for the Eagles, earning first-team FCS All American in 2015. He drew NFL notice with a big Pro Day, running 5.03 with a 30 1/2-inch vertical jump. DeBord managed only 18 bench-press reps and obviously needs time in the weight room, but he has NFL-level size and athleticism. He's a somewhat intriguing project.
Tue, May 3, 2016 04:10:00 PM

Eastern Washington T Clay DeBord has met with the 49ers, Patriots, Lions, Jets, Falcons, Bucs, Titans and Cardinals.

DeBord was invited to the NFLPA Bowl and Tony Pauline previously reported the tackle has a chance to be drafted. At 6-foot-6 and 302-pounds, DeBord profiles as an offensive tackle. We have not watched his tape.
Wed, Apr 20, 2016 10:18:00 AM

Eastern Washington G Aaron Neary did "extensive whiteboard work" for the Cardinals last week, reports TFY Draft Insider's Tony Pauline.

Arizona was in town for Neary's Pro Day workout on Friday. At that event, he recorded 26 reps on the bench press. Pauline expects that Neary will have to settle for a free agent contract after the draft.
Mon, Apr 4, 2016 03:57:00 PM


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