The Raiders went into the 2018 NFL season with Amari Cooper atop their depth chart, as the 24-year wideout was looking to get back to the Pro Bowl player he was earlier in his career. Instead, Cooper was shipped to the Dallas Cowboys at the trade deadline, leaving Jordy Nelson to lead the position group the rest of the way.
It appears Nelson is going to be back with Oakland in 2019, and that is a smart move, as he can really help all the young wideouts that will dot the roster. Marcell Ateman made a nice splash in his rookie season, and in the third round of the 2019 NFL Draft, the Raiders should be in the market to add a playmaker to the group.
During his time at Georgia, Riley Ridley became an absolute stud for the Bulldogs, and will follow his older brother, Calvin, into the pros. Calvin has had an incredible impact in his short time in the NFL, and Riley could have that same kind of impact playing in Gruden’s offense. He has the ability to really take the lid off the defense, and the Raiders need those kinds of players.