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Top 3 Free Agent Wide Receivers Raiders Should Target

With free agency just a few weeks away, it’s time to shift the focus to some players that will be hitting the open market. There’s a new offensive mastermind running the show for the Las Vegas Raiders this year, so he’ll likely want to make some additions to his offense. Here are three wide receivers the Silver and Black should target this offseason.

Davante Adams

This just makes too much sense, and after reading the headline of this article, Davante was likely the first player you thought of. Adams is a generational talent, and pairing him with Derek Carr would be the best move the Raiders could possibly make during free agency.

Adams has claimed he would love to play with Carr again, as the two were previously teammates at Fresno State. The chemistry is already there. Adams is a terrific route runner, and although he had drop problems early in his career, he has more than fixed that issue and has even become one of the best contested-ball catchers in the league. He will cost a lot of money, but it’s a move the Raiders absolutely should make.

Chris Godwin

Godwin is the second-best receiver hitting the open market this offseason, besides Adams. Godwin was franchise-tagged by Tampa Bay last offseason, keeping him with the Bucs through 2021. After the two sides were unable to agree on a long-term contract, Godwin finds himself a free agent this offseason.

Godwin will have a lot of suitors as he’s a star receiver who won’t cost as much as Adams. Godwin is incredibly fast and a terrific route runner, a combination that makes him nearly impossible to defend. He’s also good at catching contested passes. His ability to be both a deep threat and a possession receiver makes him invaluable. If the Raiders have a chance to sign him, they must act quickly.

Allen Robinson II

Robinson is one of the most underrated players in the league, mostly because he’s had the misfortune of being neglected in the Bears’ offense the past couple of years.

In 2020, Robinson had a career year with 102 catches for 1,250 yards and six touchdowns. He’s produced more than 1,000 yards in two of the last three years, which is notable considering the fact that he’s had Mitch Trubisky and Andy Dalton throwing the ball to him in a Matt Nagy-led offense.

While we don’t know what Robinson’s true intentions are, it’s entirely possible that he may want to seek a better situation for himself. With new leadership at the helm in Chicago, he may be enticed to stay. If he decides to leave, however, the Raiders should be an attractive destination.

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*Top Photo: Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports

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1 thought on “Top 3 Free Agent Wide Receivers Raiders Should Target”

  1. Davante Adams will cost a ton of draft picks, and/or maybe a starter or two, and $30m/year for a guy who turns 30 in December. The Raiders have had recent success (Agholor) with guys who are good but fell out of favor and who were available as free agents. I’m not averse to throwing a round 3+ pick in to get a guy, but the value plays are with the free agents.

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