Amari Cooper – in his own words Dan Leberfeld

One of the best players in the 2015 draft is Alabama wide receiver Amari Cooper.

The University of Alabama-product, and Miami-native, could be an option for the Jets at six.

Here are some of his thoughts on the draft process and what he brings to the table . . .

“I take good pride in the way I release off the line and come out of my breaks. That’s really the only two ways you can get open. I think that’s probably what would separate me from some (other prospects).

“You don’t want to give the defensive back any signals about what route you’re going to run. Every time I run a route, I try to make it seem like I’m running a different route than I’m actually running so I can get open.

“[Offensive coordinator Lane Kiffin] moved me around a lot so a team couldn’t really prepare for me. He’d line me up at the H, Z to X, he’ll even put me in the backfield to create some mismatches.

“I certainly want to be the best receiver, not just in this class, but overall, wherever I go, and I’m going to work hard to try to be that.

“I think I can be more consistent in everything that I do. There were definitely times when I didn’t look the ball all the way through when I should’ve, which could’ve propelled me [to even more production], There were definitely times when I could’ve high-pointed the ball, and again could’ve made my numbers look better. [I want more] consistency in everything that I do.

“I’m only 20 years old. I think I’m one of the youngest players (in the draft). So most [prospects] are older than me. So I definitely feel like I have a high ceiling and a lot to improve on.”

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