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The Gnat


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 01, 2015 8:22 am    Post subject: Vikings Forum Mock Draft: Oakland Raiders OTC Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 01, 2015 8:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

If I was the GM for the Raiders I would take Amari Cooper without a second thought.

I know Kevin White is the sexy name, but Cooper is just a better receiver.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 01, 2015 9:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

in automotive terms, Oakland's Carr should be customized with a Cooper.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 01, 2015 9:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It seems that people want to pencil in Kevin White's name into the Raiders' slot because the Raiders always draft combine risers, but Al Davis no longer runs the Oakland Raiders, and Reggie McKenzie is much better at drafting the best football player.

The Raiders need to give Derek Carr a legit set of weapons and that should start by getting him the best receiver in the draft, Amari Cooper.

Also could see Del Rio try to build on that defense with a player like Fowler or Shelton, but ultimately his success as coach is tied to the success of Carr.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 01, 2015 9:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Amari Cooper sadly Sad
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 01, 2015 9:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I went with Fowler, I think that he's the best remaining player and someone whom Del Rio would use, but Cooper is very likely as well.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 01, 2015 9:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Why white over Cooper for Oakland? Cooper seems to be a much better WCO fit and receiver for Carr. I'm not sure I trust that Carr will ever be the type of qb to throw a receiver open. Cooper is a better route runner, more polished receiver and more in line with who the raiders are likely to take under Mckenzie.
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Carr throws a ton of sideline fade routes (checks to that whenever he has an outside WR singled up without deep safety help) and a beautiful deep ball. He's not a particularly accurate passer in the short to intermediate range, and he's not great at anticipating receivers coming open as the play develops downfield. He's very willing to challenge narrow windows even downfield, throws bullets.

White or Parker would be at least as good for him because they'd win the contested throws along the sidelines and get open deep. They're also better red zone receivers, would probably catch 12-15 TDs as rookies thanks to Carr's skill at placing the end zone fade passes.

Cooper will be OK but he'll do at least as much for Carr in the screen / slants game than anything else. They could fill that role with a much less highly drafted player, slot receiver types with great short area quickness and YAC ability are usually available on day 2.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 01, 2015 9:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Would the Raiders fans revolt if the Vikings Forum gave them Marcus Mariota? Laughing

If I were a GM of the Raiders I'd go for Cooper. He's the best receiver in the draft.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 01, 2015 10:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Gnat wrote:
I went with Fowler, I think that he's the best remaining player and someone whom Del Rio would use, but Cooper is very likely as well.

Fowler was tempting for me as well, but when looking at who the Raiders have at receiver, it's hard to argue that they have anyone who'd be a #3 on any other team, at best.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 01, 2015 10:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Amari Cooper here. Oakland has some size with Andre Holmes and Rod Streater but they are lacking a polished route runner, a staple of Musgrave's WCO. Cooper can contribute from day 1 in the slot or split out wide.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 01, 2015 10:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

They could go either direction with White or Cooper. I went with White solely because of his bigger upside and Musgrave's experience on working with a player with big upside in Cordarrelle. White also happened to come from a JUCO background, so the experiences may be similar, despite their different strengths.

Either way, whichever one they choose could mean the other could end up with the Vikings at 11.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 01, 2015 1:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cooper should be the pick, but I think they take White
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 01, 2015 2:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

SteelKing728 wrote:
Cooper should be the pick, but I think they take White


I agree with you
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 01, 2015 2:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

byuvike88 wrote:
SteelKing728 wrote:
Cooper should be the pick, but I think they take White


I agree with you

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