Cooper Kupp shouldn’t be forgotten about if you’re a member of the Philadelphia Eagles or one of their fans.
Despite the fact that Cooper Kupp caught 15 more passes than Amari Cooper in 2019 (94 grabs for Kupp and 79 for Cooper), their receiving yards total is just about equal. Kupp also had more touchdowns, but the stats aren’t the end-all and be-all in the reasoning for Kupp edging Cooper for a spot on this list. Sure, statistics are important, but they aren’t everything. Sometimes, the eyeball test is the best indication.
Poll most NFL pundits, and you’ll probably hear that Amari Cooper is a top-ten wideout while Cooper Kupp is possibly a top-15 guy. The Los Angeles Rams’ wide receiver trio of Kupp, Robert Woods, and Josh Reynolds are a handful, but they may not be as feared as what the Dallas Cowboys have with Cooper, Michael Gallup, and CeeDee lamb.
Why does Kupp get the edge on this list over Cooper as one of Slay’s toughest tests of 2020 you ask? It’s simple. Slay drew Cooper duty in 2019 while still a member of the Lions. “Coop” caught three passes for 38 yards. Kupp may also be a bigger challenge physically. He doesn’t mind mixing it up, and he outweighs the six-foot and 190-pound Slay by almost 20 pounds. He’s also almost a full three inches taller.
Both of these guys might need a trip to the cold tub after Week 2’s game.
Kupp’s regular-season stats in 2019: 16 games, 14 starts, 134 targets, 94 receptions, 1,161 receiving yards, 51 first downs, ten touchdowns