Oakland Raiders: Examining Pieces in Place for 2015

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Sep 7, 2014; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; Oakland Raiders receiver Rod Streater (80) celebrates after scoring on a 12-yard touchdown reception in the first quarter against the New York Jets at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports


Receiver Amari Cooper won’t be the best player available at No. 4 so the Raiders shouldn’t pick him there. Plus you guys can’t forget that the Raiders have a guy named Rod Streater coming back from injury. He just missed a 1,000-yard season with 888 while catching passes from Matt McGloin and Terrelle Pyror in 2013.

For those of you that watched the Super Bowl, he’s better than every single receiver that played in that game. Brice Butler is supremely talented too but the Raiders need to go ahead and get a receiver in the second round and then some. From there they can keep James Jones to lead the group and play in the slot while they let the rest of them go.

San Jose Mercury News’ Jerry McDonald reported that Del Rio said told the media over lunch Thursday, “We’ll see, maybe there might be a surprise or two, where someone becomes more than maybe what people outside of our building feel he could be,” Streater is the most accomplished receiver on the team and Butler is the most talented.

While Streater was hurt most of this year, Butler is the one opposing coaches were most concerned about. Cleveland Browns head coach Mike Pettine told San Francisco Gate’s Vic Tafur days before his team played the Raiders,  “Brice Butler jumps off the tape. I know he doesn’t get a ton of touches, but when he does, he’s a major threat.”

It should be be Butler getting more touches and Streater staying healthy at receiver this year for a quality one two punch at the wideout position.

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