Equipped with 4.43 speed, Cooper started his career at Rutgers as a wide receiver and was moved to cornerback by head coach Greg Schiano. Now with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, it’s safe to say he could have landed with Schiano if the Chiefs didn’t put in a claim.
When San Francisco cut him as part of their final cuts, he seemed destined for the practice squad. Now he gets a spot on the Chiefs 53-man roster, competing to strengthen the depth behind Brandon Flowers, Sean Smith and Dunta Robinson.
Cooper is the second of the 49ers final cuts to land on the Chiefs roster, joining WR Chad Hall.