Sep 7, 2014; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; Oakland Raiders wide receiver Rod Streater (80) makes a catch past New York Jets corner back Antonio Allen (39) during the second quarter of a game at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports
There is no need to draft Amari Cooper, who is no Julio Jones, in the first round when Rod Streater will be back at receiver. It’s crazy how fast people forgot all about him when he hurt his foot because he is a legitimate No. 1 receiver. In 2013 he had 888 yards receiving, mainly with Matt McGloin after the quarterback debacle that was Matt Flynn last year.
People forget that Streater had 850 yards with two games left but the Raiders put Terrelle Pryor in for the final two games. That would ruin a 1,000-yard season for Streater, who was absolutely balling with McGloin in there so imagine what he could do with Carr. The Raiders do need more receivers but with Streater coming back, the Raiders don’t have to draft one in the first round, especially not Cooper.
He obviously didn’t get his 250 snaps in for 2014 but in 2015, he will get them, giving the Raiders another good player. This one is 2-fold because Streater coming back makes Carr better, giving the Raiders two good players. He’s a restricted free agent but I’m not worried about losing him because he’s not coming off a big season and McKenzie found him so he’ll more than likely keep him.