The Oakland Raiders selected Alabama wide receiver Amari Cooper fourth-overall in the 2015 NFL Draft looking to get a playmaker, and that appears to be what they got.
Cooper instantly made the Raiders offense better, while also ending a decade-long drought for the Raiders. The young receiver hauled in 72 receptions for 1,070 receiving yards and six touchdowns. He became the first Raiders receiver to haul in over 1,000 yards since Randy Moss did it in 2005.
The Pro Football Writers of America recognized this feat by naming him to the All-Rookie team this week. Though he did not receive the PFWA Offensive Rookie of the Year honors (that went to RB Todd Gurley), it is still quite the feat for a young receiver.
Cooper has already shown the ability to be a playmaker for the Silver & Black, and should only continue to grow as he racks up NFL experience.
You can see the entire PFWA All-Rookie team below:
QB – Jameis Winston, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
RB – Todd Gurley, St. Louis Rams; Thomas Rawls, Seattle Seahawks
WR – Amari Cooper, Oakland Raiders; Stefon Diggs, Minnesota Vikings
TE – Will Tye, New York Giants
C – Mitch Morse, Kansas City Chiefs
G – Ali Marpet, Tampa Bay Buccaneers; Brandon Scherff, Washington Redskins
T – Rob Havenstein, St. Louis Rams; Donovan Smith, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
DL – Malcom Brown, New England Patriots; Eddie Goldman, Chicago Bears; Danielle Hunter, Minnesota Vikings; Leonard Williams, New York Jets
LB – Kwon Alexander, Tampa Bay Buccaneers; Stephone Anthony, New Orleans Saints; Eric Kendricks, Minnesota Vikings
CB – Ronald Darby, Buffalo Bills; Marcus Peters, Kansas City Chiefs
S – Adrian Amos, Chicago Bears; Landon Collins, New York Giants
PK – Josh Lambo, San Diego Chargers
P – Matt Darr, Miami Dolphins
KR – Tyler Lockett, Seattle Seahawks
PR – Tyler Lockett, Seattle Seahawks
ST – Tyler Lockett, Seattle Seahawks