Oakland Raiders

Amari Cooper is the perfect weapon for Bill Musgrave

Offensive coordinator Bill Musgrave is bringing a whole new offense into Oakland. While we do not know exactly what that offense will look like, we do know that it’ll have a significant no-huddle portion along with elements of Chip Kelly’s offense that he learned while coaching under him with the Eagles. We also know that explosive wide reccevier Percy Harvin had his best NFL season when Musgrave was his offensive coordinator with the Minnesota Vikings.

So while we do not know the details of the new offense, one thing seems clear, Cooper will be an excelent weapon for Musgrave. Kelly’s offense is known for its creativity. In college, Cooper played all three wideout positions, was great in end-arounds and even lined up in the backfield at times. He ran everything from bubble screens to go routes. He has incredibly quick feet and is a polished route-runner who’ll be able to do whatever Musgrave asks.

Cooper has the speed to go over the top and the fearlessness to run underneath routes. He is the most complete receiver available in the draft this year, not only because he is so refined but also because he is so versatile. He will give Carr someone to lean on while also drawing attention from defenses, which should allow guys like Rod Streater, Michael Crabtree and Mychal Rivera some room to operate.

Both Carr and Musgrave have to be extremely happy, as defenses will have to gameplan against Cooper. Before Cooper was taken, Musgrave would have been limited with what he could do on offense because of who was on the roster. There were no true threats, just possession-style receivers. Those players are good to have, but they don’t offer game-breaking skills like Cooper does. The ways that Musgrave can use Cooper are so numerous he will have to be careful not to overuse Cooper in his rookie season.

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