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Amari Cooper makes good first impression on Raiders

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) Amari Cooper has been preparing for his first NFL practice ever since he was a 5-year-old in the backyard running patterns and catching passes from his buddies. The hard work that began about 15 years ago helped develop Cooper into one of the top receivers in college football and the fourth overall pick in last week's NFL draft by the Oakland Raiders. Cooper...
Via AP on Fox
26 days ago  |  Discuss

The Most NFL Ready Player in the 2015 NFL Draft Is:

Amari Cooper, wide receiver, Alabama. Cooper is the complete package and has all the tools needed to be successful at the next level. He is quick and balanced. His release is good and the burst needed to get away from defenders is there. He runs fluid and disciplined routes and gets open when his quarterback is in trouble. He is also an excellent blocker at the line of scrimmage...
Via Football Nation
May 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Oakland Raiders select Amari Cooper

Amari Cooper is now an official member of the Oakland Raiders. After Jameis Winston, Marcus Mariota and Dante Fowler Jr were selected top three, the Raiders scooped up Cooper. The Raiders get just what they need: a true number one wideout. Leonard Williams was available and would have improved the defense immediately, but the Raiders offense is now, well, pretty good. Derek...
Via EndZoneScore
April 30, 2015  |  Discuss

DeVante Parker Taken No. 14 Overall In The 2015 NFL Draft

Former Louisville wide receiver DeVante Parker has been taken at No. 14 overall by the Miami Dolphins in this year’s NFL Draft. He’s the third wideout taken – behind Alabama’s Amari Cooper and WVU’s Kevin White. WR @DeVanteParker09 is the first wide receiver taken in the first round in school history @CoachPetrinoUL pic.twitter.com/3V3SGgjxjl — LouisvilleFootball (@UofLFootball...
Via College Spun
April 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Oakland Raiders Select Amari Cooper At No. 4 Overall

The Oakland Raiders drafted a No. 1 target on Thursday night, selecting University of Alabama wide receiver Amari Cooper with the fourth-overall pick. Cooper has been connected to the Raiders all offseason, as wide out is arguably the team's biggest need. In 2014, Cooper hauled in 124 passes for more than 1,700 yards and 16 touchdowns. It was his second season at Alabama with at...
Via Pro Football Spot
April 30, 2015  |  Discuss

2015 NFL Draft: Bears Select Kevin White with Seventh Pick

A quick riser up boards as the draft process moved on, former West Virginia wide receiver Kevin White heard his name called with the seventh pick of the 2015 NFL draft. White will now join a wide receiver group with the Chicago Bears that already includes Alshon Jeffery, formulating a solid core of pass-catching options for Jay Cutler. It’s not necessarily a surprise that White...
Via Sportsnaut
April 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Raiders take WR Amari Cooper with 4th pick in NFL draft

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) The Oakland Raiders selected Alabama wide receiver Amari Cooper with the fourth pick in the NFL draft on Thursday night. The selection gives second-year quarterback Derek Carr the game-breaking receiver that has been lacking for so long in Oakland. Cooper is considered one of the most polished prospects in the draft and immediately will become the top receiver...
Via AP on Fox
April 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Amari Cooper Taken No. 4 Overall In The 2015 NFL Draft

Former Alabama wide receiver Amari Cooper was taken No. 4 overall in this year’s NFL Draft by the Oakland Raiders. He is the first wide receiver taken this year. Amari Cooper goes No. 4 to the Oakland Raiders! #NFLDraft #OAKpick #RollTide #BuiltByBama pic.twitter.com/NkNOAMIenA — Alabama Football (@AlabamaFTBL) May 1, 2015 Cooper’s senior season in Tuscaloosa was simply...
Via College Spun
April 30, 2015  |  Discuss

2015 NFL Draft: Raiders Select Amari Cooper Fourth Overall

Former Alabama wide receiver Amari Cooper had been the consensus No. 1 overall player at his position heading into the draft. That changed a tad with the emergence of West Virginia’s Kevin White during the draft process. But as has been the case numerous times throughout the history of the draft, our first inclination was right. Cooper was selected fourth overall by the Oakland...
Via Sportsnaut
April 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Grading the Oakland Raiders 1st Round Selection of the 2015 NFL Draft

Player Selected: Amari Cooper WR, Alabama Initial Reaction: I like it, they need to give Derek Carr every chance to succeed, adding a a true number one receiver like Amari Cooper is a step in the right direction. Sure, Leonard Williams woulda been a good pick, but you can’t argue with Coop.Disclaimer: I agree you can’t grade a player before they even put a jersey on, but what...
Via DraftSeason
April 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Draft Rumors: Browns, Falcons, Giants, & Redskins

Draft Albert Breer reports that Alabama WR Amari Cooper could go as high as No. 3 overall to the Jaguars, but won’t get past No. 6. According to Albert Breer, the Giants and Rams are both targeting similar offensive lineman in the Top 10. Breer mentions that OT Andrus Peat could also be an option ...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
April 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Rams Looking to Trade Up For Amari Cooper?

The St. Louis Rams currently hold the tenth overall pick tonight, and GM Les Snead could be looking to move up for a big name. According to Bleacher Report’s Dan Pompei, Snead could have his eyes on Alabama wide receiver Amari Cooper. 5. Hearing the Rams could move up for Amari Cooper, and if they can’t move up, they could move back. Wildcard team. — Dan Pompei (@danpompei...
Via Campus Sports Net
April 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: St. Louis Rams Could Trade Up for WR Amari Cooper

In order to stay afloat in the ultra-competitive NFC West, the St. Louis Rams are reportedly considering a trade up in the 2015 NFL draft to land Alabama wide receiver Amari Cooper. Dan Pompei of Bleacher Report provides the scoop, along with the caveat that St. Louis could also be in the mood to trade down: 5. Hearing the Rams could move up for Amari Cooper, and if they can’t...
Via Sportsnaut
April 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Jaguars torn between Dante Fowler and Amari Cooper?

With Winston and Mariota projected to be the top two selections in the draft (even if we don’t know who’s picking at number two), the third overall selection is up in the air. According to Pro Football Talk, the Jacksonville Jaguars, who selected Blake Bortles last year at number three overall, are reportedly torn between pass rusher Dante Fowler Jr. (Florida) and wide out Amari...
Via Campus Sports Net
April 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Two legendary Raiders receivers really want Amari Cooper in Oakland

Two former Raiders receiving greats REALLY want Alabama's star wideout on their former team in 2015. "I am on my knees every day, begging and pleading to Mark Davis to get Amari Cooper," said Cliff Branch, one of the Raiders best-ever wide receivers.  Oakland became known for deep bombs under the watchful eye of Al Davis. Branch, who thrived as a playmaker on three Super Bowl teams...
Via Fox Sports
April 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Speculation begins that Jaguars may take Amari Cooper

Are the Jacksonville Jaguars in the market for an offensive weapon to help out franchise quarterback Blake Bortles?According to a report by Pro Football Talk's Mike Florio, they may just be. While most draft projections have assumed Jacksonville will take a pass rusher like Florida's Dante Fowler, Jr. with the No. 3 overall pick, Florio says "chatter" has began that the team will...
Via Fox Sports
April 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Video: Nike Releases Pre-Draft Commercial With Amari Cooper

Nike has inked Alabama wide receiver Amari Cooper, who could be the first wide receiver chosen in this year’s NFL Draft, to a sponsorship deal. The first round of the draft is not until Thursday, but Nike has already released a commercial featuring Cooper promoting the company’s Alpha Speed cleats.  If Cooper’s NFL production is similar to the kind he had at Alabama, he will...
Via College Spun
April 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Jaguars Targeting Alabama WR Amari Cooper At No. 3 Overall?

An AFC personnel man – whose team is selecting outside of the top 10 picks – tells Charles Robinson of Yahoo Sports that the Jaguars could surprise some people by taking Alabama WR Amari Cooper at No. 3 overall. “I think the third spot could shock people [again],” the personnel man said. “I think they like ...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
April 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Browns visit with several wide receivers before NFL Draft

With the NFL Draft beginning Thursday night, the Browns are looking at all options for improving their team. One of their biggest needs is wide receivers. With draft night quickly closing in, Cleveland’s front office and coaches have met with some of the top wide receivers in the draft — Amari Cooper, Devante Parker, Kevin White, and Breshad Perriman. In addition to visits...
Via Waiting For Next Year
April 28, 2015  |  Discuss

NFL Draft 2015: What the Jacksonville Jaguars are thinking right about now

COMMENTARY - The fact of the matter when it comes to the Jacksonville Jaguars and who the team will pick third overall on in the NFL Draft is – We really have no idea what this team is going to do. There are many options, especially if the Tennessee Titans draft Marcus Mariota or trade the pick to a team that wants to grab him. Right now, Jacksonville might be the most popular...
Via cover32
April 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Projecting Success, Pro Comparison of Kevin White

A lot of NFL Draft nerds are singing the praises of Alabama Crimson Tide wideout Amari Cooper, but it can be argued that West Virginia Mountaineer Kevin White deserves just as much respect, if not more. Both players are a lock to be first round picks but as I stated in a previous article, picking which man is better simply depends on what a team looking for a wide receiver wants...
Via Campus Sports Net
April 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Alabama’s Cameron Robinson “Can’t Believe” People Are Debating Whether Amari Cooper Is The Top Wideout In The Draft

The first round of the NFL Draft is just a few days away, and while most of the focus has been on quarterbacks Jameis Winston and Marcus Mariota, the more interesting debate might concern which wide receiver should be taken first on Thursday. It seems to be down to either Alabama’s Amari Cooper or West Virginia’s Kevin White – and both could wind up hearing their names called...
Via College Spun
April 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Potential landing spots for Amari Cooper

No one played wide receiver in college football last year quite like Amari Cooper did at Alabama. Every week it seemed like the talented playmaker was putting up some gaudy statistics and against some pretty good defenses and secondaries in the SEC. All of that production earned him a chance to go to New York as a Heisman Trophy finalist. Though he finished third, wide receivers...
Via EndZoneScore
April 25, 2015  |  Discuss

NFL Notes: Draft, Browns, Dolphins, & Raiders

Draft Alabama WR Amari Cooper has had pre-draft visits with the Buccaneers, Titans, Jaguars, Redskins, Jets, Bears, Falcons, Giants, Rams, and Browns. (Aaron Wilson) Browns Free agent RB Jourdan Brooks has been invited to the Browns’ minicamp to tryout for a roster spot. (Aaron Wilson) Dolphins According to Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald, it appears as though DE/OLB...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
April 25, 2015  |  Discuss

WVU’s Kevin White Says He Did “Whatever He Wanted” Against SEC Teams Last Season

After this past season, it is hard to imagine any wide receiver going ahead of Alabama Heisman finalist Amari Cooper in the NFL Draft, but West Virginia breakout star Kevin White is making a strong push. After a fantastic 1,447 yard, 10 touchdown season in 2014, and an excellent NFL Draft Combine performance where he ran a 4.35 40 yard dash at 6-foot-3 and 215 pounds, many have White...
Via College Spun
April 23, 2015  |  Discuss
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