Raiders general manager Reggie McKenzie selected the best player available when making receiver Amari Cooper the NFL draft’s No. 4 overall pick. It just so happened to fill a major need.
ALAMEDA -- Veterans and rookies have to earn their roles on Jack Del Rio’s team. The new Raiders head coach doesn’t give playing time to anyone, regardless of stature.
ALAMEDA -– The Raiders had trouble finding flaws in receiver Amari Cooper during the draft process. They saw the college tape of Cooper dominating SEC competition at Alabama.