Let's take a look at the scouting report on the Raiders 1st round draft pick (No. 4 overall) WR Amari Cooper, according to NFL.com.
Asked to become a dominant offensive threat and did so. Accelerates to top speed and stays there at the top of his routes. Consistently able to get defenders leaning before breaking them off in the other direction. Owned the post route. Play speed includes a second gear. Good feel for traffic on crossers and is able to adjust and avoid the big hit. Unafraid to work the middle and secures the tough catch in traffic. Sticks it and gets it out of breaks, creating instant separation. Not content to sit in zone as covered target. Works to make himself presentable to quarterback. Competes hard and makes big plays in big games. Worked outside and from slot and varies his route speed. Tracks the ball well and has burst to run under and finish for six. Caught absolutely everything during NFL Scouting combine workout.
The Oakland Raiders 10-man 2015 Draft Class arrived at the facility in preparation for this weekend's Rookie Mini-Camp.
Needs to finish routes. Will stop or occasionally adjust route, putting quarterback in danger of an interception. Can improve use of body to shield defenders from the ball. Run blocking can improve. Could use a little more fire in that department. Focus drops have been an issue at times, dropping 13 passes over the last two seasons.
What General Manager Reggie McKenzie Said:
"His skill set, he can run a route. It seems like he can do that with his eyes closed. He's exceptionally quick, he's fast and he understands the game. You can tell the guy's been playing football and playing that position all his life. You can tell that. He's an extremely hard worker and you don't hear any negatives about this guy, so it's no wonder he's as good as he is because the intangibles outside of his skill set are extremely high."