Oakland Raiders: Updated 2019 53-man roster projection
By Brad Weiss
Wide Receiver (6): Antonio Brown, Tyrell Williams, J.J. Nelson, Hunter Renfrow, Keelan Doss, Dwayne Harris
The biggest splash of the Raiders offseason was the trade with the Pittsburgh Steelers for elite wide receiver Antonio Brown. In Brown, Carr now has that star WR1 that he has been really lacking during his NFL career, and you can pencil Brown in for a 100-catch/1000-yard season in Jon Gruden’s offense in 2019.
Oakland did not stop there in terms of reloading at the wide receiver position, which was a serious weak spot at the end of the 2018 campaign. Tyrell Williams is a very impressive wide receiver, one who can really take the lid off the defense, and J.J. Nelson is an absolute burner, so expect Carr to take more shots downfield.
From there, Hunter Renfrow will definitely make the team, and will be a very useful piece from the slot as a rookie this Fall. The final two spots I like the Raiders to keep undrafted free agent Keelan Doss, who has done nothing but impress, and Dwayne Harris, a veteran wideout who will also serve as the return man for the second year in a row.