Joe Williams, Running Back, Utah (5-11, 205 lbs)
The Raiders have had a hard time finding an every down back of late. With Latavius Murray’s contract coming up, finding inexpensive talent to develop is an attractive option.
Williams is an effective downhill back, tallying over 1,000 yards rushing despite the games he missed while considering retirement. His familiarity with a power-style offense at Utah can help Oakland generate more production in the run game, and his burst through holes shows confidence in his reads.
Williams is not shifty, so he’s going to have to run through tackles at the 2nd and 3rd levels to create offense in the pros.
Jalen Robinette, Wide Receiver, Air Force (6-4, 215 lbs)
One of the most important facets of a modern passing game is the ability to into different spots on the field. Amari Cooper and Michael Crabtree dominate from the perimeter now, but putting them in the slot opens up the offense much more.
Having a large WR to play outside, like Robinette, can help. Despite his size, he’s not a slow WR, and he tracks the ball well in the air. He did not play in an offense that required running the entire route tree, so his ability to separate from similar or better competition is a key throughout practices and game day.
With the riches Oakland already boasts, Robinette is an interesting name to watch on Day 3.