Rod Streater, who just missed 1,000 yards receiving last year, is now the Oakland Raiders’ No. 1 receiver. James Jones was brought in from the Green Bay Packers to work the middle of the field from the slot. Then the Raiders’ coaching staff is pushing for Andre Holmes, Greg Little and Juron Criner to emerge as the other outside receiver.
Right now, they have Holmes as the starter with Streater despite the fact that he hasn’t exactly killed it in training camp. Holmes and Little were cut by the Cleveland Browns and Dallas Cowboys respectively as they never showed that they could be the guy. And for his part, Criner has been the preseason promise that’s broken every regular season since he was drafted in 2012.
Yet Denarius Moore is behind all of them—so far that you can’t even see his name posted on the depth chart posted by ESPN’s Paul Gutierrez on Twitter. Sure, Moore has struggled with drops at times but so has every other receiver in front of him outside of Jones and Streater. He is a deep threat and every top passing attack in the NFL has a deep threat on the other side of their No. 1 receiver.
This is where Moore is needed.
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