6. Amari Cooper
The last of the Raiders Top 5 picks during their rebuilding project under general manager Reggie McKenzie, Amari Cooper proved the hype was real in his rookie season. The Heisman finalist making the transition from playing for Alabama to playing on Sundays for the Silver and Black look easy last year.
Cooper became the first Raiders wideout since Randy Moss to surpass 1,000 receiving yards in a single season, showing his speed and gamebreaking skills by adding six touchdowns to his impressive debut year in the NFL. A season that cemented the AC/DC connection in Oakland as the Cooper and Derek Carr tandem is the future of the Raiders franchise.
The only flaw Cooper appears to have is a disappointing drop rate with a league-high 18 drops in 2015, but it is hard to nitpick a player that is as special as Cooper. One of the most explosive receivers in the league, the Raiders are going to go as far as Cooper can carry the team on offense as the aforementioned AC/DC duo is the centerpiece of the Raiders offensive rebuild for good reason. The reason being that Amari Cooper is one of the best young wideouts in the league.
– Chase Ruttig