5 things to avoid so the Las Vegas Raiders make the playoffs
Still a lack of a true WR1
Derek Carr will have a number of legit weapons next season, with the addition of John Brown and Willie Snead, Henry Ruggs and Bryan Edwards entering their second year, Hunter Renfrow as his most reliable WR, and his best receiver playing tight end in Darren Waller.
Although the Raiders do have a number of solid receivers, there is nobody on the list that stands out as a WR1, unless you count Waller. Bryan Edwards is a player that many are looking to to jump into that role, but there is no evidence of that happening. Ruggs was drafted to be a huge difference maker last season, but it did not happen.
I believe John Brown will end up as the WR1, playing a similar role as Agholor last year, but that could be the worst WR1 in the league.
If a team is able to contain Darren Waller, and the Raiders need a big play, I am not sure they have the player to make it. When looking at the best teams in the NFL, they have that WR1 that can make the big play, as the Bucs have Mike Evans, the Chiefs have Tyreek Hill, as well as Travis Kelce, the Bills have Stefon Diggs, the Packers have Davante Adams.
Having a big play WR1 makes a difference, and the Raiders do not have that.