In what’s being hailed as one of the deepest wide receiver classes in recent memory, the Las Vegas Raiders are about to stuff themselves.
Raiders general manager Mike Mayock is currently doing his due diligence in Indy, and needless to say, there will be a plethora of possibilities. It would be genuinely shocking (and frustrating for some) if the Silver and Black don’t walk away with at least one wide receiver with one of their first three picks.
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In a recent piece via The Athletic, Vic Tafur points out that it’s possible that an exorbitant 25-30 wide receivers are selected in April’s draft. And that’s just in the first three rounds.
“…Talk to, time and poke and prod 25-30 receivers . That’s how many will probably go in the first three rounds, in what is a ridiculous draft class at that position…”
The two receivers that Raider Nation seems to be salivating over are Oklahoma’s CeeDee Lamb and Jerry Jeudy from Alabama. Either one or possibly, both could be instant talent fusions to go alongside Tyrell Williams and Hunter Renfrow.
NFL Draft analyst Daniel Jeremiah shared his thoughts on both of these compelling prospects with Tafur.
â€œ…Jerry Jeudy, you’re going to get a little bit more separation,” Jeremiah said. â€œYou’re going to get a little bit more route polish, which you could say that fits Gruden really well. I think he’s going to play primarily inside. I think he’s going to be a slot… But then when you look at CeeDee Lamb, I think you get a little bit more of an outside guy who can play inside, but I’d like to keep him outside. And then you’re going to get a little more physicality and toughness run-after-catch with him. He’s a little more of a contested-catch player…”
It will be hard to mess this up with such a deep class featuring other standouts like Henry Ruggs III so it’s easy to get excited at the possibilities.
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