Despite the fact that the Las Vegas Raiders have secured their wide receiver core with the trade for Davante Adams and the subsequent retention of Hunter Renfrow, it’s never too early to think about adding another exceptional player. Pro Football Network recently released a mock for next year in which they highlight several players who will “mark new eras for their respective franchises.”
While the NFL Draft is still a year away, Dave Ziegler should have his eye on an LSU Tiger who is making strides on the field, wide receiver Kayshon Boutte.
Do the Las Vegas Raiders need another wide receiver?
Who is Kayshon Boutte?
Boutte is one of the top receivers in the Southeastern Conference, measuring six feet and weighing 190 pounds, per Sports Reference. He was shouldering the offense’s load as the team’s best receiver when teammate Ja’Marr Chase declared for the draft. In his freshman year, Boutte had 735 receiving yards and five touchdowns, which put him in the top ten in the conference. In his sophomore year, he had 509 yards and nine touchdowns, despite getting hurt.
You canâ€™t leave Kayshon Boutte in single coverageâ€¦
— PFF College (@PFF_College) October 3, 2021
What could Boutte bring to the Raiders?
Expect him to exhibit the skills he learned not only from his days playing in Baton Rouge but also from that talented wide receiver group that included Chase and Justin Jefferson. When you learn from two young receivers who are tearing up the league, it’s only natural for some of their skills to rub off on you; he could present something of a mix of both.
He could be the final piece for Josh Mcdaniels’ offense, with him being a clear wide receiver number two for Derek Carr to throw to. There isn’t a ball he can’t catch with his ability to separate quickly, terrific route running, and great hands. Allowing him to be mentored by two of the league’s top runners would do wonders for his game and make him an x-factor on the field as his teammates would command a lot of double teams.
Even though he’s yet to declare for the draft, it’s only a matter of time before he does once the 2022 college season gets underway. When that time comes, the teams’ front offices should jump at the chance to acquire a great talent with a high ceiling next year.
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