Raiders 2022 Training Camp: One question for each unit on offense
Wide Receivers: Who wins the wideout job opposite of Davante Adams?
The fight for wideout no.2 is as tight as ever with T-Billy presenting his unlikely case.
Davante Adams will be the wideout no.1, and while Hunter Renfrow isn’t a wideout, he’ll still be the WR2. But who will be the second wideout, opposite of Davante Adams?
Demarcus Robinson has been the favorite, but both Keelan Cole and Mack Hollins are breathing down Robinson’s neck. Hollins has been showered with praise from teammates and coaches since OTAs, and that hasn’t stopped. Cole has impressed the team since joining the organization as well.
Robinson and Cole are fighting a neck-and-neck battle for the job, but Hollins is right in the mix as well. The Silver and Black can’t get enough of Tyron Johnson either, although he’s the furthest back in the race at the moment.
It’s impossible to know who will win the battle right now, but Demarcus Robinson has nothing but great things to say about the unit.
“It’s a lot of great guys on the field, so it opens up a lot. It shouldn’t be too hard to get open”, Robinson said when asked about the unit. “Once somebody else is getting a lot of targets like Davante, Hunter, Darren, then it just opens it up for whoever else is on the field.”
While Johnson may not be the favorite to win the wideout job opposite Adams, he’s certainly a threat to climb the depth chart. McDaniels had great things to say about the receiver called T-Billy last week.
"“I’m really proud of him. He’s prepared every day and he knows what his assignments are. He has been able to really connect with the quarterbacks and different things. He works hard in practice. He takes care of his body. He’s now becoming that guy that is dependable from day-to-day and that’s a big word for us.”"
Arguably the bigger question here: Will the Raiders carry 6 receivers heading into the ’22 season? If yes, the abovementioned four wideouts competing for WR3 plus Adams and Renfrow is almost a given. If not, things get much more complicated. In the end, that’s a different question for a different day.