Oakland Raiders rookie wide receiver Amari Cooper earns first 100-yard game against Baltimore Ravens

Rookie wide receiver earns first 100-yard game of NFL career.

The Oakland Raiders expect big things out of Amari Cooper after drafting him with the fourth-overall pick out of Alabama in the 2015 NFL Draft. 

The young wide receiver largely struggled in his NFL debut last week, but found his groove in his second week of action as his team took on the Baltimore Ravens at home. 

Cooper got it going early, beating Ravens standout cornerback Jimmy Smith on a nice route where quarterback Derek Carr hit him in stride, allowing the former Crimson Tide wideout to use his speed to beat Smith down the sideline for the 68-yard touchdown. It would be his first NFL touchdown. 

But the always level-headed wide receiver knows it's just one of many to come.

"It felt great to score my first touchdown, but we still have to go back to the drawing board -- especially me -- be more precise in my routes, looking the ball all the way through and things like that," Cooper said after the game. 

That's just another testament to how hard of a worker Cooper is, something his head coach has noticed from day one. 

Overall, Cooper finished with seven receptions for 109 yards and one touchdown, also giving him his first 100-yard game of his NFL career -- another feat that Cooper didn't seem too worried about.

"It feels good," Cooper said. "Like I said, I always want more. I felt like I definitely could have got more out of the game."

For now, the young receiver is just enjoying the win. 

"It's really special, especially against a team like the Ravens, who are a really strong defensive team," Cooper said. "It's a really good feeling."

But much like the rest of the team, he knows it's just one week.

"It's one game, but it's a really encouraging thing to win a close game like this," Cooper said. "It makes you feel like you have a relentless team. But we just have to keep going back to the drawing board, keep our eyes set on the next team, and I think we'll be fine."


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