The Washington Redskins could be looking to give Robert Griffin III some more help at wide receiver in the NFL Draft and have Amari Cooper in their sights.
If Robert Griffin III is going to be the player we saw three years ago when he won the rookie of the year he’s going to need some more help from his supporting cast.
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The Redskins made a bold move last offseason to add DeSean Jackson after he had abruptly been released by the Philadelphia Eagles amid off-the-field concerns and the team could make another move upgrade at wide receiver with their first round pick.
When you’re picking in the top five of the NFL Draft you have a number of issues and positions to address, but if the club’s actions in the opening days of the NFL Scouting Combine are any indication they have an interest in Alabama junior and Biletnikoff Award winner Amari Cooper.
Cooper was the best receiver in college football last year as a junior when he won the Biletnikoff after leading the nation with 124 receptions and came in second with 1,727 yards and 16 touchdowns for the Crimson Tide.
Adding a player of his caliber would help RG3 in his bid to win and keep the starting quarterback job in Washington with Jackson, Pierre Garcon and tight end Jordan Reed giving him a good group of receivers to work with.
The bigger question may be if he’ll even be available when Washington is on the clock with the fifth pick because the Oakland Raiders pick one spot before them and have a giant need at the position. The Raiders would look like an ideal fit for Cooper to pair him with second-year quarterback Derek Carr who was the best rookie signal-caller in 2014.
If the Redskins are serious in their interest with Cooper, they may have to leap over the Raiders to make sure they get him. Would that price be one Washington fans and the organization is willing to pay considering their lack of draft picks stemming from the RG3 deal?