Sep 7, 2014; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; Oakland Raiders receiver Rod Streater (80) celebrates after scoring on a 12-yard touchdown reception in the first quarter against the New York Jets at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports
1. Rod Streater
Although the Raiders seemed to finally find some sort of talent at the quarterback position in their rookie out of Fresno State, the offense was in desperate need of a lethal threat at the wide receiver position. A healthy Rod Streater is that lethal threat.
Streater brought in just 9 receptions for 84 yards and one touchdown before suffering a fracture in his foot in Week 3 that cost him the rest of the regular season.
The undrafted receiver out of Temple University in 2012 was on pace two become the Oakland’s leading receiver for the second year in a row after brining in 60 receptions for 888 yards and four touchdowns in 2013.
“He has been able to learn our system and plug in,” Del Rio said to Dana Draper of 60maxpowero.com. “He’s a guy that should be a productive player for us.”
Although Oakland has brought in free agent receiver Michael Crabtree and former University of Alabama prospect Amari Cooper via the NFL Draft, Streater is still more than capable of competing for a starting position in 2015. That means plenty of targets, and if healthy a chance to finally reach the production that Raiders fans think the loved wideout can bring to the table.