Oakland Raiders position group preview: Wide Receiver
The Oakland Raiders were no stranger in acquiring new playmakers at wide receiver in order to upgrade over last years bunch.
The Raiders arguably brought aboard the most talented player this offseason by acquiring Antonio Brown. Acquiring the seven-time pro bowl receiver gives Derek Carr a legitimate number one pass catching option that the Raiders desperately missed last season.
The Raiders weren’t done there, as they doubled up at wide receiver when they snagged another pass-catching threat, with the signing of free-agent Tyrell Williams.
The Raiders group of wide receivers last season did some things well, but they didn’t possess anything that would scare off opposing defenses like their projected to do heading into this season. In fact, former tight end Jared Cook led the team with 896-yards and 6 touchdowns.
Jon Gruden and Mike Mayock appeared to have taken notice, because even after bringing in Brown and Williams, they brought aboard two more free-agents with Ryan Grant and J.J Nelson. The two receiving options are more suited inside at slot, as both guys are smaller receiving options who can run with the best of them.
And lastly, the Raiders followed up their highly anticipated draft with a two-time NCAA national champion, Hunter Renfrow. The former Clemson wideout has an incredible track record during his time in college, and the Raiders look for that to translate into the NFL.