5 reasons the Oakland Raiders won the Amari Cooper trade
By Brad Weiss
The Oakland Raiders traded away Amari Cooper on Monday, adding a third 2019 first round draft pick. Here is why they won the trade with Dallas.
The Oakland Raiders made Amari Cooper their first round pick back in 2015, and to begin his NFL career, he was one of the best young wide receivers in the game. During the 2015 and 2016, Cooper emerged as a 1,000-yard receiver, eclipsing the mark in both seasons, but it has been downhill ever since.
After a subpar 2017 season, that saw the entire Raiders offense take a step back, Cooper was expected to be the main vein in the offense in 2018. However, he had more bad games than good, and in the end, the Raiders ended up trading him away for draft capital in 2019.
Officially, Cooper was traded to the Dallas Cowboys for a 2019 first round pick, which now gives them three in the upcoming draft. After the 2019 season, Cooper was expecting to get elite wide receiver money, and after seeing what the team did with Khalil Mack, there was no way he was getting it.
Here are five reasons why the Raiders won the trade on Monday.