Round 4, Pick No. 109
Regarded as one of the best receivers to ever play in Division 1, Cooper Kupp is the all-time leader in receptions, receiving yards and receiving touchdowns.
At a competitive 6-foot-2, he loves to post up against defensive backs and fight for the catch. He truly believes he can catch everything thrown his way. At this moment in his career, Kupp is a third-string receiver for any NFL team, but in the near future he could challenge for a higher spot.
With the additions of Pierre Garçon and Marquise Goodwin and the re-signing of Jeremy Kerley, the 49ers are a much better unit then they were one season ago. However, they are not a complete unit just yet.
Kupp would not only provide sufficient depth, but his competitive drive will be enough to push other receivers into better play.
In college, Kupp had the ability on more than one occasion to run away with the game. During his sophomore season, he outplayed Washington’s defense catching eight passes for 145 yards, 54 of those yards by way of two touchdown receptions against cornerback Marcus Peters. He doesn’t shy away from heavy competition, he welcomes it.
Kupp is a versatile weapon with a knack for coming up with the football. With as many roster holes as the 49ers have, a player like Kupp could fill many positions and prove to be extremely valuable.
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