3 Receivers the Raiders Could Target in the 2020 NFL Draft

Zach Brunner
Tee Higgins caught three passes for 81 yards and a TD in the 2018 national championship.
Tee Higgins caught three passes for 81 yards and a TD in the 2018 national championship. / Ezra Shaw/Getty Images
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While they've seemingly outpaced the expectations many had for them going into the season, the Oakland Raiders are still more than a few pieces away from being able to contend with the top teams in the AFC.

Oakland clearly needs to bring in some more defensive talent, but with two first-round draft picks, the Raiders should be able to add a young defender while also addressing another glaring weakness – wide receiver.

With that in mind, here are three wideouts Oakland could target in the 2020 NFL Draft.

1. Tee Higgins, Clemson

Tee Higgins has 13 touchdown receptions this season.
Tee Higgins has 13 touchdown receptions this season. / Grant Halverson/Getty Images

With a 6-foot-4 inch frame, Tee Higgins is a big-bodied receiver who also possesses tremendous quickness and athleticism. When watching him play, you can tell he is a former basketball player and knows how to use his body. Higgins has caught 13 touchdowns this season, which is tied for the sixth-best mark in the country, and he'd be an excellent complement to Oakland's No. 1 wideout, Tyrell Williams.

2. CeeDee Lamb, Oklahoma

CeeDee Lamb has 14 touchdown receptions and has 1,208 receiving yards this season.
CeeDee Lamb has 14 touchdown receptions and has 1,208 receiving yards this season. / Tom Pennington/Getty Images

CeeDee Lamb is one of the most dynamic playmakers in the draft. He's seventh in the country in receiving yards (1,208), and has caught 14 TDs, which is tied for the third-best mark in the NCAA. He has the strength to finish through contact, the ball skills to track deep passes down, and he's incredibly dangerous in open space. Lamb is also averaging 20.8 yards per reception, which is an element Oakland's offense sorely needs, as Derek Carr is No. 21 in the NFL in yards per completion.

3. Henry Ruggs III, Alabama

Henry Ruggs is averaging 18.9 yards per reception this season.
Henry Ruggs is averaging 18.9 yards per reception this season. / Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images

While Jerry Jeudy is Alabama's top pass catcher, he is not likely to be available when the Raiders are on the clock. However, Henry Ruggs III would be a worthy consolation prize. Ruggs still needs to work on his route running a bit, but he's got the blazing speed to take the top off the defense. Pairing Williams with Ruggs could give Carr two dynamic deep threats, and considering how well Josh Jacobs has worked out, Oakland would surely be open to adding another Alabama product.


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