Former Ohio State wide receiver Braxton Miller is easily one of the most-talented wide receivers in the 2016 NFL Draft. He has helped his stock out a ton, especially after he showed out at the Senior Bowl in Mobile, Alabama.
Many believe that he would be worth a second round pick at this point, but it looks like one NFL Draft analyst thinks there is another late-round prospect that should be getting more love. CBS Sports’ Dane Brugler said that he believes former South Carolina wide receiver Pharoh Cooper should be considered one of the better players at the position.
A NFL prospect I'm probably higher on than most: WR Pharoh Cooper. This year's Randall Cobb IMO. A top-5 WR in this class.
— Dane Brugler (@dpbrugler) February 9, 2016
It’s pretty funny to call Cooper this year’s Randall Cobb, especially when he entered his own Draft as a quarterback and only changed his position after he was picked up by the Green Bay Packers.
However, his comparison maybe pretty accurate in seeing how Cobb has turned into one of the most electric receivers in the NFL. Cooper is a dynamic player that can not only catch deep passes, but he can run off jet sweeps and even play the Wildcat and throw touchdowns.
During his three seasons in Columbia, Cooper caught 138 passes for 2,163 yards and 18 touchdowns, rushed for 513 yards and four touchdowns, and threw for 118 yards and four touchdowns on 16 attempts.
If you can’t call that versatile, then I don’t know what is.
What do you think, fans? Should Cooper be considered a top-five wide receiver this year?