Tim Brown: Amari Cooper is going to be dominant Day 1


The prevailing belief surrounding Amari Cooper is that he'll be the best wideout the Oakland Raiders selected since grabbing Tim Brown at No. 6 overall in 1988.

The Hall of Famer has a similar glowing review of the rookie receiver.

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"This guy is just a superb, great receiver and I think he's going to be dominant Day 1," Brown said in a national conference call, via CSN Bay Area. "I saw him at the Heisman deal (Cooper was a finalist for the award) and I told him then that I hope he's still there when the Raiders pick, because there was no way they could bypass him. I just thought that he was that great of a not-miss-type pick. I can't wait to see him Day 1. I think this guy is going to be great."

Since Brown left the Raiders in 2003, Oakland has struggled to find anyone -- let alone a rookie -- who can dominate at the receiver position. Only Randy Moss, in 2005, has eclipsed the 1,000-yard receiving since Brown's tenure ended. (Brown, Moss and Jerry Rice are the only Raiders to bust 1,000 receiving yards this millennium.)

The praise for Cooper has been ubiquitous since he was drafted No. 4 overall. If he and quarterback Derek Carr click from the outset of next week's training camp, the Raiders will finally have an exciting young offensive duo to build upon.


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