"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.)