Entering the 2019 NFL season, it appeared not much was expected from DeAndre Washington. Jalen Richard was poised for an impressive breakout year, and...
Plus, as a bonus, the Raiders could see him name midway on Day Three. As a result, talent, value, and an immediate plug-in give Hightower a nod, should the Raiders choose him.
Right now, Ward presents a much higher ceiling than either Richard and Washington. He’s a better natural receiver than Richard and more elusive than Washington.
The point is, the 2020 offseason should give us a much better picture of the Raiders' five-year plan presuming GM and Head Coach continue to optimize their relationship and learn from one another.
Separation and the fear of a vertical threat. More importantly, Victor could serve as a Day Three option
If the Raiders pair him with Jonathan Abram, the backend of the secondary. While Abram provides Vegas with a thumper, an enforcer that will funnel down to attack the run, Davis can patrol the deep middle, slot, and roll with tight ends.
Granted, Josh Jacobs stands tall as the main back. The Raiders envision him as the bellcow. Yet, Robinson could easily slide into a backup role.
No one flashes athletic ability, enough to cover anyone, blitz or provide any disruption. The Raiders remain far behind in coverage.
The Raiders do not employ the secondary depth, especially at corner to compete for a division title on a consistent basis.
In a three-down series, Baun can rush, string out the run or drop into coverage. Not to mention, his energetic approach, from an intangible level, raises the attitude of his team.
Unless the Raiders acquire another player who runs under the 4.30 mark via free agency, the draft, or undrafted FA, the team should Gafford in every way imaginable.
With a roster completely devoid of linebacker athleticism, Brooks presents a mid-round bonus.
Evans adds that trait, giving the team the luxury of feeding Jacobs later in games, wearing down defenses and accumulating first downs.
The Raiders have an important decision to make.
Hill runs the way Jon Gruden fancies. With a contact-driven approach, Hill grinds out yards either between the tackles or on the boundary.