When Mayock and the Raiders gave up a fifth-round pick for Zay Jones, the hope was he could compete and take over the number two wide receiver role. Unfortunately, that’s not the case as the wide receiver has 14 catches for 107 yards and no touchdowns while wearing the Silver and Black. Also working against him, the team can move on without taking a cap hit.
It’s not a good sign that the team who drafted Jones was willing to part ways with him after two and a half years, especially considering the Bills’ lack of talent at wide receiver. In Buffalo, the Eastern Carolina product only played 21 percent of offensive snaps this year and Oakland is finding out why. Not all is lost for the pass-catcher, but time is certainly running out.
As previously mentioned, the Raiders’ receiving core could use some help. The team is destined to add at least one wideout in the offseason so if Jones wants to make it to Las Vegas, he’ll need to string together a few strong performances.