The Las Vegas Raiders currently hold the No. 18 pick in the 2022 NFL Draft, and here are three legitimate targets at WR at that draft slot next April.
Heading into Week 11 of the 2021 NFL season, the Las Vegas Raiders currently hold the No. 18 overall pick in the 2022 NFL Draft. Due to the fact they should make a playoff push, the hope is that they will be picking later in round one, but based on how they have played lately, it could be even earlier.
Regardless, the Raiders will likely be in the 15-25 range when all is said and done, putting them in a position to land a primetime wide receiver. Here, we look at three that would have a significant impact on this roster immediately as rookies.
Las Vegas Raiders: 3 WRs to target in the first round of the 2022 NFL Draft
Garrett Wilson, Ohio State
We start with Garrett Wilson, a 6-foot wide receiver from Ohio State who is coming off his best game of the season. Against Purdue this past weekend, Wilson went off, hauling in ten catches for 126 yards and three touchdowns, showing big-play ability opposite Chris Olave.
When all is said and done, both he and Olave will be first-round picks, and his speed would be a nice addition to this Raiders roster.
Treylon Burks, Arkansas
Treylon Burks from Arkansas is a big-bodied wide receiver from Arkansas that is a touchdown machine. In fact, he has scored at least one touchdown in four of the last five games for the Razorbacks, as he continues to build off a solid season in 2020.
On Saturday, we will get to see how well he does against elite competition, as Arkansas will take on Alabama inside Bryant-Denny Stadium.
Drake London, USC
One of the more exciting wide receiver prospects in this draft class is Drake London, a guy who has put up monster numbers for USC this season. Despite the issues at quarterback, London has gone off, racking up nearly 1,100 receiving yards already in 2021, and using his big frame to make highlight-reel plays weekly.
London stands 6-foot-5, making him a huge target, and on the Raiders, he and Bryan Edwards would be an absolute nightmare in the red zone.
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All three of these guys would upgrade the wide receiver spot going forward, a position that has both Zay Jones and DeSean Jackson entering free agency. Edwards is a nice player, but these three guys would come in and be a legitimate top-of-the-depth-chart wideout for the 2022 Raiders, and all should be on the team’s radar come draft season.