5 questions for the Las Vegas Raiders offense entering 2020
Receivers: from weakness to strength
The Raiders ranking ninth in total passing yards in 2019 is a significant accomplishment given the rotating pieces at the receiver position. After Antonio Brown combusted, Las Vegas saw players like J.J. Nelson and Ryan Grant exit while others like Zay Jones were brought in via trade. The number of new faces at wideout seemed to vary on a weekly basis.
That changes in 2020, where free agency brought in-depth in the form of Nelson Agholor and the draft brought in the literal definition of speed in Henry Ruggs III along with Bryan Edwards. Combined with the return of the third-down machine in Hunter Renfrow, the receiver group looks solidified as it has ever been.
The Raiders ranked ninth in total passing yards, but just 22nd passing touchdowns. In what may have been a weakness last season, a key development to watch will be if the receivers can turn the corner as a whole, making the position a strength for Las Vegas.