The Lowdown: Nothing but Praise for Amari Cooper

From Raiders.com:

“I think Amari Cooper is going to rip it up, just watching what we’ve seen from him in Oakland, his route running has even improved from the time he left Alabama,” Brooks said. “He is going to be a guy who right now comes in and plays.”

“He’s destined for a Day 1 break out,” Burleson said. “Not saying he’s Marvin Harrison, but Marvin Harrison-esque, maybe he’s not on the highlights every week, you want a guy who’s consistent. You want a guy who can help a young quarterback.”

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Amari Cooper is one of the more polarizing top prospects coming into the league this year, especially when it comes to fantasy football purposes. Cooper is slotted in as the No. 1 WR for the Raiders, and rightfully so. Being called “Marvin Harrison-esque” is certainly going to be a confidence boost for the young wide-out. Oddly enough the Raiders converted 79 percent of their red zone opportunities for touchdowns, which was a league best. However ….. they ranked 32nd in the league in drives that made it to the red zone with 17 percent, they also ranked 31st in points per drive. In 2014 the Raiders threw the ball the fourth most with 629 pass attempts, just three passes behind Atlanta Falcons. If the Raiders offense can look a little bit more like…well… an offense, Cooper could have a fairly successful rookie season. Lucas Crocker tries to project Amari Cooper’s rookie season and Justin Winn looks into if Carr is a bargain, or just plain bad.