Las Vegas Raiders 2020 Mock Draft: Raiders go on the defensive

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TUSCALOOSA, ALABAMA - OCTOBER 26: Jerry Jeudy #4 of the Alabama Crimson Tide carries this reception in for a touchdown in the first half against the Arkansas Razorbacks at Bryant-Denny Stadium on October 26, 2019 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)


Jerry Jeudy

Wide Receiver | Crimson Tide
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The Raiders have looked solid on offense lately, and their biggest needs are clearly on defense, but with an offensive weapon like Jerry Jeudy available at this pick, there is no way Gruden and Mayock pass on him.

Jeudy is the best wide receiver in this draft class, and many believe that the Raiders still lack a WR1 on their roster. Tyrell Williams has played well for the Raiders, but his dropped balls and missed playing time with injury is a concern.

Jeudy is only 20 years old, but already plays like an NFL wide receiver. After eight games, the Alabama star has recorded 682 yards and eight touchdowns, as well as over 1,300 yards and 14 touchdowns last season.

Jon Gruden could take the Raiders offense to the next level with a player as skilled as Jeudy, as the former Fred Biletnikoff award winner can do it all on the field. Many may argue that the Raiders need to address the defense with this pick, but the Raiders can do that the rest of the draft.

Next: Round 1, Pick No. 16