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Sep 7, 2014; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; Oakland Raiders wide receiver Rod Streater (80) makes a catch past New York Jets corner back Antonio Allen (39) during the second quarter of a game at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

No. 2 and Slot Receivers

Everyone is talking about Michael Crabtree starting along side Cooper but that shouldn’t be the case. For six years, he has been more name than player with one 1,000-yard season on his resume. That’s not saying he’s bad but there is a better receiver the Crabtree outside of Cooper and his name is Rod Streater.

In 2013, he had 850 yards with two games left with Matt Flynn and Matt McGloin throwing him the ball. But for the last two games they dogged Streater by starting Terrelle Pryor at quarterback and Streater finished the season with 888 yards. Then I thought he was all set to come back and do it last year but he missed all but the season opener with a foot injury.

Streater, has 4.3 wheels, runs good routes and makes acrobatic catches so if it’s fair, he’ll be on the other side of Cooper. Then Crabtree, who was never fast and lost the speed he did have from the Achilles injury but still runs good routes, should be in the slot. But with Cooper as the No.1 receiver, it should be pretty easy for whoever is on the other side.

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