4 moves Raiders can make to give J.J. McCarthy everything he needs

Are the Raiders in on J.J. McCarthy? If so, here's the plan.

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3. Draft wide receiver Luke McCaffrey early on Day 3

If McCarthy is the guy, then he'll be walking into a very strong pass-catching room. The Raiders' top three wide receivers should be set, with veterans Davante Adams and Jakobi Meyers leading the way, plus second-year pro Tre Tucker who flashed a bit as a rookie.

However, if the Raiders wanted to go four-deep at wide receiver and give McCarthy all different skill sets to work with, then drafting the younger brother of Christian McCaffrey, Luke, would be a wise move.

McCaffrey comes out of Rice, which is a smaller program, so he's been getting mostly Day 3 grades. Looking at him as a raw prospect, McCaffrey stands 6-foot-2 and weighs in just under 200 pounds. He has good size, but nothing about his athleticism or speed stands out.

Except, the kid can flat-out get open. You don't need elite speed or athleticism to be able to get open. The guy is a smart football player and finds himself open more often than not. That's one of the best traits you can have, especially as a later pick. If you're wanting to make it in this league, you get open and give your quarterback a more feasible throwing lane.

That's what McCaffrey can do, and he does it well.