Las Vegas Raiders: 3 biggest questions on offense entering the offseason
By Alex Perl
Who will be the WR1 for the Las Vegas Raiders in 2021?
The Raiders have a top-notch receiver in tight end, Darren Waller, this is a known fact. Nevertheless, this does not solve the answer at wide receiver for the Raiders, who tried to fix the problem by using their first of two first-round picks in 2020 on the position group.
The Raiders spent the No.11 overall selection on speedster Henry Ruggs III out of Alabama, and whether it was injuries, play-calling, or Ruggs just being a rookie, he did not turn into the x-factor he was drafted to be. The receiver who shined the most was Nelson Agholor, who had a career resurgence with the Raiders in 2020.
With almost 900 yards receiving and eight touchdowns, outside of Waller, Agholor was Carr’s favorite target this past season. With some questions surrounding his return, the Raiders need to address the top receiver spot this offseason with precision and speed.
JuJu Smith-Schuster is the top wide receiver available this offseason, and the former Pro Bowl receiver is only 24-years-old. The rumors of Smith-Schuster to the Raiders are not new to Raider Nation, but the possibility of him in Vegas is enticing, and a highly likely scenario.
He would give Carr a true No. 1 threat at the position, and his physicality and red zone skills would be very welcoming to the roster. With rumors of unrest coming from Agholor, no one is for sure if he will return to Vegas, and with someone as young and talented available like Smith-Schuster, the possibility of him bringing his talents to Vegas seems like a match made in heaven.