PFF posts a question “Who is the best road runner in the NFL?” although they put a photo of the Las Vegas Raiders Davante Adams, the answer to the question is none other than the Los Angeles Rams triple crown leader for 2021 in receptions, yards and touchdowns and the MVP of the Super Bowl Cooper Kupp.
Full respect is given to all of today’s great road runners, from Adams to Justin Jefferson and Odell Beckham Jr, the list goes on as road racing continues to evolve as receivers have more room to work and it becomes a more equal game. speed vs speed and fast vs fast field.
Kupp has all the typical traits of a great route ranging from varied starts, quick breaks and the use of leverage. However, the one thing that sets him above the rest is his knowledge of the game. Kupp’s ability to see the whole field as a quarterback allows him to see openings and opportunities that other receivers might miss, no matter how quick their feet. His knowledge of defenses gives him the advantage of anticipating defenders’ moves, making him appear faster than others. His attention to detail, like grinding out navigation routes instead of looking back too soon which would slow a receiver down, makes him great. And finally as McVay says “Cooper Kupp is a dog”. When it’s time to go get it, for example a jump ball to win a championship, call on Kupp to win that route as well. That’s PFF, the answer to your question is Cooper Kupp.
And now for today’s links:
Mock Draft Roundup: More offensive line, cornerback and edge projections two weeks into draft week (Rams.com)
2022 NFL MVP odds: Cooper Kupp among top non-neighborhoods (RamsWire)
Jalen Ramsey’s 5 best NFL WRs omit Allen Robinson (RamblinFan)
2022 NFL Mock Draft: Need vs. Best Player Available (NFL.com)
NFL quarterback moves: How will Russell Wilson, Matt Ryan and others fare on new teams? (NFL.com)
Ohio State Buckeyes will honor the legacy of late quarterback Dwayne Haskins in the spring game (ESPN)