It’s safe to say the Raiders receiving corps was missing something last season. Their only productive wide receiver was Nelson Agholor, who wasn’t supposed to be as much a part of the offense as he ended up being.
Agholor was hoping to resurrect his career with the Raiders, and he did just that, stepping up for not yet developed rookie Henry Ruggs III.
This offseason Agholor signed with the Patriots while the Raiders replaced him with veteran John Brown. That was a good flip, but it still leaves the Raiders with a role to fill — the X.
That role was supposed to be filled by Tyrell Williams, who was cut after two injury-plagued seasons with the Raiders. The Raiders drafted Bryan Edwards in the third round last year in the hopes he might grow into that role, but he too was slow to develop.
Going after another X target to compete with Edwards at the position would be smart. At present they don’t really have any viable competition. With more pressing needs — namely on the defense — going after the position high in the draft is probably not in the cards. But there is some good talent after the first couple of rounds. Here are a few I see who would be solid picks for the Raiders.