Amari Cooper Film Breakdown, Part 2
Nov 8, 2014; Baton Rouge, LA, USA; Alabama Crimson Tide wide receiver Amari Cooper (9) runs after a catch for a touchdown past LSU Tigers safety Jamal Adams (33) during the second quarter of a game at Tiger Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports
An area that Amari doesn’t show consistency with is winning at the high point. His vertical seems to be above average, but he doesn’t use his body well to box out defenders in the air, and his hands aren’t strong enough to consistently come down with the ball.
Amari nearly takes a reverse to the house from about 35 yards out (hand touched out of bounds on the 1-yard line). This is one of my favorite plays I saw on film, just because it makes an offense so much more dangerous. Notice his speed when he gets to about the 20-yard line…the kid can fly.
Cooper is sharp in and out of his breaks. Combined with his speed/quickness, makes his double move top notch. He burns the cornerback with it in this example.
Another bad drop. Great separation gave Amari plenty of time to reel the ball in, but he dropped it before the cornerback even got there.
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