The Las Vegas Raiders need more depth at the wide receiver position, and they got some on Saturday by signing Nelson Agholor.
The Las Vegas Raiders continue to revamp their roster this offseason, this time adding a wide receiver to a position group that desperately needs some depth. On Saturday, the Silver and Black added former Philadelphia Eagles wideout Nelson Agholor to the fold on a one-year deal, bringing the Super Bowl champion to Las Vegas.
Agholor, a former first round draft pick back in 2015, has had his moments for the Eagles, including a monster game in the Eagles Super Bowl victory over the New England Patriots. In that game, Agholor hauled in nine passes for 84 yards, and helped the Eagles to a stunning victory over Tom Brady and company.
As he heads to Las Vegas, he joins a wide receiver room that needs reinforcement, as it is one of the few weak areas on this Raiders offense. Tyrell Williams and Hunter Renfrow lead a group that is looking to add a true WR1 to the top of the depth chart, and while that won’t be Agholor, he is a solid veteran.
Quarterback Derek Carr threw for over 4,000 yards last season despite a real WR1 on the depth chart, and while I believe Williams will be much better and healthier in 2020, drafting a wideout in the first round is a likelihood this April. A first round talent to go along with Williams, Renfrow, and Agholor gives the team a nice foursome on the depth chart, and there are still some young guys like Keelan Doss to throw in there.
Even with the addition of Agholor, I fully expect the Raiders to try and bring in a CeeDee Lamb or Jerry Jeudy with that No. 12 overall pick. If they can do that, a weakness becomes a strength, and the offense already has an elite line, running back, and tight end.
Of course, Agholor has had his fair share of drops during his NFL career, something that Raiders Twitter was quick to point out after the signing. He is a young, talented option to add to the wide receiver room, and this signing is certainly a low-risk and high-reward type deal heading into 2020.