Add Raiders quarterback Derek Carr to the list of people who have been impressed by rookie wide receiver Amari Cooper, Eddie Paskal of Raiders.com reports.
Carr appeared on 95.7 The Game Tuesday and had high praise for his newest offensive weapon.
“He [Cooper] is ridiculous in and out of his breaks,” said Carr. “His style of play is perfect for this league. He’s good at getting on toes and creating separation. He’s good at when the ball is in his hands making those fast-twitch movements to make a guy go one way so he can take it to the house. It’s just little things that honestly people don’t even notice.”
Outside of Cooper’s obvious ability between the hash marks, the second-year quarterback has also been impressed with the Alabama product’s demeanor and work ethic, evidenced by his desire to put in extra work outside of the team’s Alameda, Calif., practice facility.
“His work ethic is second to none,” Carr said. “I was throwing with him as soon as mini-camp was over so we can get more reps in, and our plan was to throw a couple more times, but he texted me that night. He said, ‘hey, let’s throw at least three more times. I need to get this one route right.’ Just him telling me that kind of stuff, it blew my mind.”
“I think the sky’s the limit for him, obviously,” Carr said. “Hopefully I just get the ball into his hands so he can make the plays.”