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Alabama Stars Participate In 2015 Pro Day

*One of the top college programs in the country that annually produces NFL talent, the University of Alabama, held its pro day March 11. *

Amari Cooper's goal during the University of Alabama's 2015 Pro Day in Tuscaloosa, Ala., was to show he's got all of the tools necessary to earn a top pick in the NFL Draft.

Here's a look at the University of Alabama's 2015 Pro Day that took place in Tuscaloosa, Ala.

Already recording the best time in the 20-yard shuttle (3.98 seconds) and the fifth-best time in the three-cone drill (6.71 seconds), Cooper added to his body of work by recording a 34-inch vertical jump.

He also "caught the ball really well, displaying excellent hands," leaving NFL Media senior analyst Gil Brandt to believe he's solidified a top-five draft spot.

"I think I proved I was a polished receiver," Cooper told of his performance. "I felt like I could have run my routes a little bit more, they could have been a little more crisper, but it doesn't always happen the way you plan for it to happen, so I'm fine."

Cooper was a Heisman finalist following a highly product 2014 season in which he recorded 124 receptions for 1,727 yards and 16 touchdowns.

The 6-foot-1, 211 pound Cooper also recorded at least 100 receiving yards in seven different games including a 224-yard, three touchdown performance against in-state rival Auburn.

"I certainly want to be the best receiver, not just in this class, but overall, wherever I go," Cooper said at the NFL Combine in Indianapolis. "And I'm going to work hard to try to be that."

Safety Landon Collins, meanwhile, who is graded as the top prospect at his position in this year's class, elected to perform in the bench press.

In total, the 6-foot, 221 pounder recorded 16 reps of 225 pounds.

Collins recorded a career-high 102 tackles during the 2014 season while also hauling in three interceptions.

One player who appears to have raised his stock thanks to his performance at the event is wide receiver DeAndrew White.

White was clocked at a sub-4.4 40-yard dash, while also recording a 36-inch vertical leap.

In four seasons at Alabama, the 5-foot-11, 193 pound Houston native had 94 receptions for 1,294 yards and 12 touchdowns.

"I think DeAndrew White is probably a guy that I would, if you said, 'Who would be most underappreciated by the NFL?' because he has a lot more ability than what his production maybe has been here, whether it's because of injuries or whatever that he's battled through," Alabama head coach Nick Saban told "He's got great speed. He's got great size. He's a great special teams player. He's been a great special teams player for us."

Other results from

  • Running back T.J. Yeldon ran the 40-yard dash in 4.52 seconds.
  • Linebacker Trey DePriest ran the 40-yard dash in 4.92 seconds.
  • Linebacker Xzavier Dickson ran the 40-yard dash in 4.77 seconds.
  • Defensive Back Nick Perry ran the 40-yard dash in 4.62 seconds.




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