Raiders: Top 3 positions to target in the first round of the 2020 NFL Draft

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2. Wide Receiver

Looking at the Raiders offense right now, there’s one apparent issue that immediately sticks out. The Raiders are very thin at wide receiver and absolutely need to address the position in the upcoming draft.

Fortunately for them, this year’s draft is being hailed as perhaps the most talented wide receiver class of all time.

Towards the top of the list, there are the likes of Jerry Jeudy from Alabama, CeeDee Lamb from Oklahoma, and Tee Higgins from Clemson. Any of those players would immediately be game-changers for Oakland’s offense and players who could become No. 1 wideouts before long.

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But at least the first two could very well be off the board by the time the Raiders select, if not all three. For that reason, the Raiders might be wise to target another uber-talented receiver.

Alabama’s Henry Ruggs III is perhaps the fastest player in this upcoming draft and he stands a good chance to break John Ross‘ 40-yard dash record at the NFL Combine. And for an Oakland offense devoid of much speed, there may not be a better pure fit for the team in the draft.

Tyrell Williams has battled through injuries and is clearly not a No. 1 receiver. Hunter Renfrow was an excellent find in Round 5 but he’s solely an excellent slot option. And outside of them, the Raiders don’t have much else at receiver unless someone like Zay Jones can develop.

Addressing wide receiver is a must and they should be given every opportunity to land a true difference-maker at the position early on in the draft.