Las Vegas Raiders 2020 NFL Draft: Top WR target for each round

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Round 1 Target: CeeDee Lamb, Oklahoma

There may not be a more explosive player in this entire draft than Oklahoma’s CeeDee Lamb. We can argue all day long about who the number one receiver in this class is, but the fact of the matter is, Lamb is unquestionably the most exciting of them all.

At number 12, the Raiders should zero-in on Lamb. Certainly, they would be pleased to land Jerry Jeudy or Henry Ruggs there, too, but if Lamb is available, he’s the pick.

Last year at Oklahoma, Lamb actually caught two fewer passes than he did in 2018. With that in mind, wrap your head around the fact that he ended the year with 169 more receiving yards in 2019 than he totaled in 2018.

With a grand total of 1,327 receiving yards and 14 touchdowns, Lamb cemented himself as a top-15 pick.

Where Lamb is most lethal is, well, with the ball in his hands. He can do it all. Whether that’s a quick screen, taking a slant to the house or even going deep, Lamb’s skillset is unparalleled.

When he gets the football, his mindset is instantly tunnel-visioned on scoring. That’s it. He sees the end zone, and everyone else is just in the way.

He may have run a 4.50 at the Combine, but his play speed looks closer to 4.4. This kid can ball. He’s slippery. Lamb averaged 21.4 yards per catch in 2019 and did a lot of his work by himself.

He’s extremely aware in terms of working back towards a poorly thrown ball or maybe frees-styling a route when things break down.

When he says his style is “aggressive” and that he “loves to win,” you believe it. It’s all over the tape. He’s a true playmaker and would completely change the fact of this offense.