Amari Cooper, WR, Alabama
Projected Pick: 3
Raised by a single mother in the impoverished section of Coconut Grove, FL, Cooper often tells how he learned the meaning of hard work watching her hold multiple jobs to feed him and his four siblings. Taught from a young age to be humble and quiet, two traits that typify his personality, Cooper has used the difficult circumstances of his childhood and his mother’s example to fuel his quest to become the nation’s top receiver. If you don’t think the character is an indicator, just let the 2014 Fred Biletnikoff Award, Unanimous All-American and 2013 BCS National Champion hardware do the talking. However, its an attitude of perseverance Cooper intends to carry into the professional ranks which should reassure any team or GM they are unlikely to go wrong with his selection.