NFL.com recently released a list of potential Offensive Rookie of the Year candidates for 2015. Among their six selections was Raiders 1st round draft pick WR Amari Cooper.
Cooper earned the Biletnikoff Award in 2014, presented to the nation's best wide receiver, and was a Heisman Trophy finalist. He was also a unanimous first-team All-American.
The Raiders have been looking for a game-changing wide receiver, and Cooper might just be that guy.
From NFL.com: "On a team in dire need of receiving talent, you can believe Cooper will step into a starting role in short order, probably from Week 1. And if Derek Carr is counting on a career turnaround from Trent Richardson for a running game, you can also believe Cooper could end up being the focal point of the offense. Add to that the fact that Oakland will probably be playing its share of games from behind, and the Raiders should be filling the air with footballs."
Other early Offensive Rookie of the Year candidates: RB Todd Gurley, WR Kevin White, TE Maxx Williams, RB Melvin Gordon, RB Tevin Coleman