Oakland Raiders: Ranking The AFC West By Position Group – Wide Receivers

OAKLAND, CA - NOVEMBER 27: Michael Crabtree
OAKLAND, CA - NOVEMBER 27: Michael Crabtree /
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Oakland Raiders
OAKLAND, CA – NOVEMBER 27: Michael Crabtree /

The Oakland Raiders have made some moves this offseason that have created quite a buzz around the league, with some thinking they have the best shot of de-throning New England – but how do they stack up in their own division?

The Oakland Raiders had one of the NFL’s most electric offenses in 2016. They could score seemingly at any time, from anywhere on the field – something they did, quite often.

Oakland’s receivers made quarterback Derek Carr‘s job a lot easier. Whether it was Amari Cooper torching a secondary to break a long one, Michael Crabtree making a toe-tapping grab along the sideline, or Seth Roberts coming up with some late game heroics, Oakland’s receivers have lent a big assist to Carr’s development as a top-flight quarterback.

But the Raiders are far from the only team in the AFC West to have a talented receiving group. In fact, it can be argued that the AFC West may be one of the most talented divisions in all of football, in terms of dynamic receiving groups.

Whether it be Los Angeles, Denver, or Oakland, the receivers lining up in the division all have big play, game-breaking ability. And there is no doubt they are a nightmare for opposing defenses because those teams aren’t simply reliant on one receiver – their wide receiver groups are deep.

Opposing defenses can’t afford to sit on just one guy and shut down an offense’s passing attack – they have to prepare for three, four, and even five quality wide receivers when they face AFC West teams.

But who has the best receiving group in the division? Read on and find out…