The Raiders 2019 season demonstrated certain areas of promise and many areas of concern. One position where Jon Gruden must upgrade this offseason is wide receiver. Here’s three wide receiving options the Raiders could explore in round three of the draft.
The Las Vegas Raiders hold five picks inside the first 100 selections come draft day. With wide receiver and linebacker being the Raiders most obvious need, Jon Gruden and Mike Mayock will have many cracks at filling the holes on the roster via free agency and through the draft.
The first round appears like it could be a spot where the Raiders target a wide receiver, with the hopes of finally finding their No.1 threat on the outside. Though, they do also hold three draft picks in the third round, so they just may double dip with the hopes of upgrading the receiving core to its fullest.
On the other hand, they could decide to shore up the defensive side of the ball with both first round picks, bringing in guys like Kenneth Murray and Isaiah Simmons.
In 2019, the Raiders leading wide receiver was Hunter Renfrow, who showed much promise, but even he only ended the year with 605 yards. It’s clearly an area of need, and with this year’s draft class being deeper at wide receiver than any other position, Gruden could look to grab two pass catchers before the draft comes to a close.
Here’s three wide receivers the Raiders may target in round three.