NFL’s Top-5 Young QB-WR Combinations

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Dec 14, 2014; Kansas City, MO, USA; Oakland Raiders quarterback Derek Carr (4) throws the ball against the Kansas City Chiefs in the first half at Arrowhead Stadium. Mandatory Credit: John Rieger-USA TODAY Sports

Derek Carr and Amari Cooper

For not having any weapons, Derek Carr handled himself very well as a rookie quarterback in the NFL. James Jones, his No. 1 receiver, was a No. 3 receiver in his prime that he’s a couple of years past. Andre Holmes was his No. 2 receiver and he’s been cut by two teams for dropping passes.

So Carr was supposed to do what?

But this year is a different story because the Oakland Raiders drafted Amari Cooper No. 4 overall. He is as pro ready and polished as it a receiver prospect gets so he’s ready to do damage now. He’s coming from the West Coast Offense at Alabama and going into the same thing in Oakland so there is no transition.

Carr has the most arm talent of any quarterback 25 and under so all he needed was a good receiver. And Cooper will make him better as he is so good, he made a converted running back look good throwing the ball to him in college. You will hear from these two for years to come and the Raiders won’t have to wait to see it happen.

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