Raiders: 4 players to target in the first round of the 2020 NFL Draft

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2. Ceedee Lamb, WR, Oklahoma

Lamb is an interesting prospect.’s mock draft has the New York Giants reaching to select him with the fourth overall pick.  However, Walter Football has him falling to the 21st pick.

As stated above, I believe that Jeudy should be the franchise’s top target at wide receiver. However, if Lamb does slip to the 19th pick, the Raiders could add another elite prospect to their core of receivers.

On one hand, it makes sense for Las Vegas to use their multiple first-round picks to address multiple needs on their roster. This is not a team that displayed the talent of a legitimate Super Bowl contender.

In fact, they are a franchise that is seeking only their second postseason appearance since 2002. If the team drafts Jeudy with the 12th pick, surely the 19th pick could be used to fix another area.

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However, imagine a world where the Raiders land two phenomenal playmakers to their offense. Having Waller on the inside and a combination of Jeudy and Lamb on the outside would allow even a modest quarterback perform at a high level.

In terms of player evaluation, Lamb is certainly worthy of a first-round pick. There are few players more dangerous when the ball is in the air then the former Sooners standout.

His hands are excellent and his ability to control his body and attack the ball at its highest point should serve him well in third-down and goal-line situations.

While he lacks the straight-line speed of a player like Tyreek Hill or Desean Jackson, he more than makes up for it with his ball skills.

Sign me up for a decade of Jeudy and Lamb terrorizing opposing defenses.