Soon-to-be Hall of Famer Tim Brown addressed the national media on a conference call and expressed the ability of the young receiver that is donning the Silver & Black.
"This guy is just a superb, great receiver and I think he's going to be dominant Day 1," Brown said on the call. "I saw him at the Heisman deal 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."
That’s some pretty high praise from the man that put together a 17-year NFL career, racking up 1,094 receptions for 14,934 yards and 100 touchdowns. Brown was also named to nine Pro Bowls.
Cooper has certainly performed well enough to make a solid first impression this offseason, and now he’ll have a chance to make even better impressions at training camp next week.