It's clear that the Las Vegas Raiders are going to have to upgrade their offensive weaponry in one way or another this offseason. Selecting a wide receiver in the upcoming NFL Draft is a likely scenario, but Todd McShay has the Raiders whiffing on exactly which one to take in his latest 2022 mock draft.
Raiders Mock Draft
McShay projects the Las Vegas to zero in on Treylon Burks with the No. 22 overall pick. The Arkansas standout is elusive enough to break tackles and rack up yards after the catch. Burks also posted 1,104 yards and 11 touchdowns on 66 receptions during his junior season with the Razorbacks.
The only problem is that Jameson Williams was still on the board when the Raiders were on the clock. McShay has the speedster being taken by the Buffalo Bills just three picks later. Williams would've likely been a top-10 pick until he tore his ACL during the College Football National Championship.
Williams is going to need a little bit of time to get back to 100%, but he is a scary player when fully healthy. The 20-year-old possesses elite acceleration and can beat defenders right off the snap. He logged 1,572 yards and 15 touchdowns on 79 receptions this past fall as Alabama's go-to target.
The Raiders cannot afford to get this pick wrong given Hunter Renfrow was the only WR to post over 600 yards in 2021. The AFC West features some of the best offenses in football and Las Vegas needs to make the right move in order to keep up. Passing on Williams is certainly not that right move.
The 2022 NFL Draft is set to start on Thursday, April 28.
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