The Las Vegas Raiders are counting on big production from some young wideouts in 2021, and we preview the position group heading into camp.
During the 2020 NFL Draft, the Las Vegas Raiders used their first of two first-round picks on the wide receiver position group. With every top wide receiver prospect available to them at No. 11 overall, the Silver and Black chose Henry Ruggs III, a speedy wideout from the University of Alabama.
Later on, the Raiders went with another wide receiver, bringing in Bryan Edwards from the University of South Carolina. A big-bodied receiver, he was the perfect complement to Ruggs, giving the Raiders what could eventually be a very young, and very talented 1-2 punch at the wide receiver spot for the foreseeable future.
However, while Ruggs and Edwards struggled in Year 1, the Raiders saw the emergence of Nelson Agholor, who left the franchise in free agency this offseason. Now, the Raiders have to figure out who will be the WR1 heading into training camp, and there are certainly a bunch of players ready to take that role from Agholor.
Here, we look at the 2021 wide receiver group heading into training camp, who will likely make the team, and the expectations this season.