Alabama’s Cooper jockeying with White for top WR draft spot

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Amari Cooper’s one-on-one battle leading up to the NFL draft isn’t with an opposing cornerback.

Cooper went through Alabama’s pro day on Wednesday hoping to put one more check mark in his favor in a race with West Virginia’s Kevin White to be the first wide receiver chosen in the NFL draft.

Cooper says he wants to be the first receiver taken “but at the same time if I’m not it won’t affect the way I go in and play.”

Whoever emerges at the front of the draft’s two top-rated receivers could be picked as high as No. 4 by the Oakland Raiders.

Cooper and Alabama safety Landon Collins are both projected as first-round picks. They were among the Alabama players working out before representatives from every NFL team.

This article was written by John Zenor from The Associated Press and was legally licensed through the NewsCred publisher network.

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