Riley Cooper’s Slow Start, Worst in the NFL
Through the first the first two games of the season, Eagles wide receiver Riley Cooper has five catches for 37yards.
According to Pro Football Focus, those numbers rank Cooper as the worst graded wideout in the NFL.
Cooper had his best year as pro last season catching 47 receptions, for 835 yards, and 8 touchdowns, which he parlayed into a 5-year, 25 million extension in the offeseason. Cooper is off to slow start this season, having caught just one of three passes thrown his way on Monday night – the other two were catchable balls that he dropped, including a perfectly thrown ball by Nick Foles that should have been a touch down in the back corner of the end zone. He also only caught four of his eight targets for a total of 29 yards in the season opener against the Jaguars.
The stats from the first two games, have caused the number crunchers at PFF (subscription required) to grade out Riley Cooper with the lowest grade of any wide receiver in the NFL (101 of 101).
Wether Cooper is still recovering from his foot injury which plagued him most of the preseason, or the loss of Desean Jackson is truly effecting Riley's productions, one thing is for the sure, Cooper needs to play better. Hopefully he can get back on track this Sunday against a mediocre Redskins secondary.