3. Amari Cooper, WR, Alabama
If you watched college football at all this season, you would know that there was one wide receiver that stood out above the rest, despite Kevin White’s success. Alabama‘s Amari Cooper was the superstar receiver at the collegiate level and there were few people who could argue the fact that he was the best in the land.
After a very productive freshman season with Alabama, becoming the favorite target of AJ McCarron, Cooper racked up 1,000 yards and 11 touchdowns on 59 catches. Everyone was talking about him as a future superstar.
However, he followed that up with a less-than-impressive sophomore year in which he took a step back, catching just 45 passes for 736 yards and four scores.
Cooper’s junior, and last, season with the Tide was one to remember. He ended up winning the Biletnikoff Award for the nation’s top receiver and was one of three Heisman finalists, falling just short of the major trophy. Amari finished the 2014 season with 124 catches for 1,727 yards and 16 touchdowns, solidifying himself as a top pick.
He’s a little smaller than Kevin White at 6-foot-1, but he’s every bit as athletic, running a 4.42 40-yard dash at the combine.
If the Browns are trading up for a receiver, why not make it the next Julio Jones?
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