4th in a series highlighting potential selections from the University of Louisville in the 2014 NFL Draft.
Damian Copeland BROKE OUT as a junior wide receiver for the Cardinals during the 2012 season, and led the Cards in receptions during his junior & senior years. As a player, Copeland can play the slot or the wide side and is extremely reliable. Damian has very few dropped balls in his career and runs clean/crisps routes. Copeland exhibited his acceleration and change of direction speed at the NFL Combine turning in extraordinary measurements in the 3-Cone Drill, 20-yard shuttle, and 60-yard shuttles (see video), in addition to his 40″ vertical.
Copeland struggled with injuries prior to his junior season, but once healthy he was a part of a Cardinal team that finished 23-3 with two bowl wins over Florida and Miami. Damian is an engaging young man, usually smiling off of the field and would be a nice fit on most NFL rosters as a valued addition to a receiving corps and an ambassador of the franchise.