The Oakland Raiders are on the lookout for an impact wide receiver for starting quarterback Derek Carr to play pitch-and-catch with, and they may have their man in Alabama Crimson Tide star Amari Cooper.
As ESPN's Michael Wagaman points out, a litany of NFL Draft analysts including ESPN's very own Mel Kiper Jr. are projecting the Raiders to grab Cooper off the board at #4 in the 2015 NFL Draft. Wagaman himself sees that as a logical choice.
"Given the status of the Raiders' returning group of wide receivers, drafting Cooper would make a lot of sense," Wagaman wrote. "He would immediately become Oakland’s No. 1 receiver and would give the team a deep threat it’s been missing for years."
The Raiders will have plenty of other options to choose from, with Missouri defensive end Shane Ray another name being bandied about at a position of the need for the franchise. However, Cooper appears to be the projected favorite for now with three months until the festivities begin on draft day.Back to the Las Vegas Raiders Newsfeed