Four-year starter who was named a consensus FCS All-American in all four of those seasons. Won the 2013 Jerry Rice Award as the top freshman in FCS, the 2015 Walter Payton Award as the top player in FCS and the FCS ADA National Player of the Year in both 2015 and 2016. Holds 15 FCS, 11 Big Sky and 26 Eastern Washington records. Finished his career with 428 receptions for 6,464 yards and 73 touchdowns and earned a Senior Bowl invite in 2016.
Incredibly productive small-school receiver with some of the most reliable hands in this draft. Possesses tremendous football instincts, quickly tracks the pass in the air and looks natural in all areas of the receiver position. Plays with outstanding balance and body control and is a consistent hands-catcher with soft and strong hands. Makes the reception in all sorts of contorted positions, shows great focus and concentration and sacrifices his body to make the difficult catch. Possesses tremendous short-area quickness, nicely adjusts to the errant throw and makes the difficult catch in a crowd. Quickly turns upfield and runs north/south trying to pick up as much yardage as possible after the catch. Terrific route-runner who fires into breaks then stays low on exit. Plays big football and uses his frame to shield away defenders. Offers punt-return skills.
One-speed receiver who lacks a deep burst and the ability to separate downfield. May struggle to separate in anything other than the short field at the next level. Gets average results blocking.
Kupp was a tremendous small-school receiver who stepped up his game against better competition and is one of the more natural pass catchers available in this year’s draft. He has speed limitations but is scheme-versatile and should produce right out of the gate.