The Facts: According to ESPN.com's Bill Williamson, we should expect big things from Cooper, who caught an SEC-record 124 passes last year. With a competent Derek Carr throwing his passes, Williamson could see Cooper catching 80-90 passes as a rookie. He will be a top weapon instantly.
Diehards Line: Williamson went on to remind readers the Raiders have been missing a legitimate No. 1 receiver threat for more than a decade. Oakland has had a parade of journeymen play starting receiver in recent years. The last Oakland receiver to gain 1,000 yards? Randy Moss in 2005. And who's standing between Cooper and Williamson's prediction? No one. Cooper already is the Raiders’ best receiver. He will start with veteran free-agent pickup Michael Crabtree.