With the fourth pick in Pride Of Detroit's 2015 NFL mock draft, the Oakland Raiders select West Virginia wide receiver Kevin White. SB_PLaGuES is serving as the Raiders' general manager, and his reasoning for the pick is below.
Derek Carr had an excellent rookie year, second only to Teddy Bridgewater, with a much less talented receiving corps. Adding either Kevin White or Amari Cooper to the Raiders offense will pay immediate dividends. I went with White over Cooper because I feel that, while Cooper is obviously the more polished of the two, White will bring a physicality and attitude to the Raiders offense that Cooper doesn't bring. SB Nation's New York Jets blog Gang Green Nation did an excellent job of breaking down their differences here.
At 6-foot-3 and 215 pounds, Kevin White is a big, physical WR1 type. He wins contested balls and high-points well, something that Cooper isn't necessarily as dominant at. Additionally, White put up better numbers than Cooper at the NFL Combine in every drill except the bench press. Especially impressive were his 40 time (4.35 seconds, third best) and bench press (23 reps, tied for second best).
White gives the receiving corps of the Raiders a huge talent upgrade. Adding a dominant WR1 who defenses have to account for will open up the Raiders offense and keep opposing DBs away from the box. Between White, RB Latavius Murray and TE Mychal Rivera, these weapons will cause a substantial step forward for Carr and the Raiders in 2015.
Check out the 2015 POD Community Mock Draft tracker for a look at all of the picks.