With picks in the first, third, fourth and fifth round in the 2020 NFL Draft, the Las Vegas Raiders have plenty of wide receiver options.
Just days away, the 2020 NFL Draft is set to be an exciting one for the Las Vegas Raiders. This is a team that is clearly improved from a year or so ago, and Jon Gruden could be looking at this year’s class as one which can truly land him some of “his” guys at crucial positions.
One of those positions which needs a true stud is at wide receiver. Quarterback Derek Carr had a mediocre group, overall, to work with last season. As of right now, the number one spot belongs to veteran Tyrell Williams, who joined the Raiders last year after spending the beginning of his career with the Los Angeles Chargers.
Williams is a fine wide receiver, but he is better served as a number two guy. He isn’t one who can completely dominate elite coverage every game, but with a little more attention on another weapon, he’d be right at home — similar to his role next to Keenan Allen.
The Raiders have a young, talented kid who could end up manning the slot for a while now. Hunter Renfrow is a guy to be excited about going forward, and I think his spot on the roster is solidified. He’s in for a lot more playing time in 2020 after leading all Raiders receivers with 49 catches last year.
If Las Vegas can land a true no. 1 wideout in this draft, it would open up the offense tremendously — and that’s good for not only Williams and Renfrow, but also Darren Waller, who led the team in targets (117) and receptions (90) last year. Heck, Josh Jacobs and the run game would benefit in a big way as well.
There are a lot of intriguing names in this draft. Wide receiver is as deep as it’s ever been. Beginning in Round 1, let’s look at the perfect targets at wide receiver for Las Vegas in this year’s draft. Don’t be fooled — there are even some gems deeper in this year’s group.
That’s why we go through each round the Raiders’ own picks. Let’s get to it.