Terrance Copper is a wide receiver for the New Orleans Saints. After playing his college ball at East Carolina University, he was signed as an undrafted free agent by the Dallas Cowboys in 2004. He played with the Cowboys from 2004 through 2005 and has been with the Saints since the 2006 season.
Copper was a topnotch player at East Carolina, where he grabbed 139 passes for a total of 1,683 yards. Along with being a fine wideout, he proved to be an excellent punt returner.
In four NFL season, Copper has played in 56 games, making 46 receptions and garnering 600 yards. He’s averaged 13.0 YPC, earning six touchdowns and 31 first downs. He’s made and lost two fumbles. He has returned 24 kicks for 467 yards. In 2008, he looks to be primarily a return man, while serving as the team’s fourth receiver.
Copper, who is six-foot-even and 207 pounds, does not possess the optimum burst or topnotch speed needed to be a top-three NFL receiver. His acceleration off the line of scrimmage is good and he shows good body control. His hard cuts are not bad and he runs an efficient slant, using his body well and adjusting quickly. Copper is adroit on grabbing the low throw, show fine effort in trying to make the play and is usually able to control his body. However, his speed, burst and cuts are lacking.