Ranking the Raiders Best First-Round Fits at Wide Receiver
By Max Staley
Looking at the Las Vegas Raiders roster, it's clear they need help at wide receiver. Last season, none of the Raiders' wideouts racked up more than 651 receiving yards. And judging by some recent comments, it seems like GM Mike Mayock is aware of that weakness.
With that in mind, let's rank the best first-round fits for the Raiders at receiver in the 2020 NFL Draft.
1. Jerry Jeudy
The consensus top wide receiver in the class, it's no surprise that Jerry Jeudy is the best fit for the Raiders. He's top-notch prospect, and is arguably the most polished receiver in the class, racking up 2,478 receiving yards and 24 touchdowns over the past two years. He looks like a bonafide WR1, and that's exactly what this team needs.
2. CeeDee Lamb
CeeDee Lamb isn't a burner like some of the others in this class, but he's arguably the most productive receiver in the class. During his time with the Sooners, Lamb tallied 3,292 receiving yards and 33 total touchdowns. He excels at making contested catches, and he's frequently been compared to DeAndre Hopkins. He'd be an excellent complement to Tyrell Williams, who excels as a downfield specialist and can open up the field to let Lamb work.
3. Henry Ruggs III
With a 4.27 time in the 40-yard dash, Henry Ruggs III is one of, if not the, best deep threat in the class. While he could theoretically open up the offense, Derek Carr does not go deep very often. Last season, he had a 6.6 average depth of target (aDOT) which was the third-lowest mark in the NFL. Ruggs needs a quarterback capable of utilizing his rare speed and Carr might not be the answer, potentially making him an awkward fit in Las Vegas.
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