Tyrell Williams could have played his last snap with the Raiders
Raiders have revamped the position group heading into 2020
Last season, the loss of Williams proved to be too much for a wide receiver group that was young and inexperienced. While Hunter Renfrow stepped up late in the season, the rest of the group was put together on a weekly basis, and it really hurt the Raiders in the passing game, especially on the outside.
This year, that is nowhere near the case, as general manager Mike Mayock has done a terrific job turning what was once a weakness into a strength. In fact, there was talk before Williams was lost for the year that the team would start two draft picks over him, as both Henry Ruggs III and Bryan Edwards have really turned heads this summer.
In addition to the rookies, the Raiders have gotten great effort from two veterans, one who they got in a trade during the 2019 season, and another who they nabbed as a free agent this offseason. Zay Jones parlayed all that work he put in with Derek Carr this offseason into a solid camp, and Nelson Agholor could be in for a breakout season of his own this Fall.
This is a devastating blow for Williams, who still has two years left on his deal after this season, but can be cut with zero dead cap penalty for the Raiders. With all the young talent on this roster, and how deep the position group is now, it is possible Williams has played his final down in the Silver and Black.