2020 NFL mock draft: Raiders add elite talent at wide receiver

CeeDee Lamb (#2) tries to get the crowd fired up during the Big 12 championship (Photo by Matthew Visinsky/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images).
CeeDee Lamb (#2) tries to get the crowd fired up during the Big 12 championship (Photo by Matthew Visinsky/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images). /
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FAYETTEVILLE, AR – NOVEMBER 9: Jerry Jeudy #4 of the Alabama Crimson Tide warms up before a game against the Mississippi State Bulldogs at Davis Wade Stadium on November 16, 2019 in Starkville, Mississippi. The Crimson Tide defeated the Bulldogs 38-7. (Photo by Wesley Hitt/Getty Images) /

11. player. 30. . Wide Receiver. New York Jets. Jerry Jeudy

The New York Jets were one of the hottest teams in football in the second half of the season, reeling off six wins in their last eight games. Head coach Adam Gase struggled a bit to start his career in New York, but he ended up doing a much better job once he got quarterback Sam Darnold healthy.

As they look towards 2020, there could be a lot of change, especially on the offensive side of the ball, as they may move on from running back Le’Veon Bell and wide receiver Robby Anderson. If they do move on from Anderson, they will be in the market for an elite wide receiver at No. 11 overall, and they could get one in Jerry Jeudy.

The big question heading into  the draft in terms of wideouts is whether or not it is Jeudy, or Oklahoma’s CeeDee Lamb who will be the first from the position group off the board. If the Jets go with Jeudy, they would be getting the best route-runner in the draft class, and it would fill the void left by the departing Anderson.

CeeDee Lamb. 12. player. 28. . Wide Receiver. Las Vegas Raiders

In what will be their first NFL Draft as the Las Vegas Raiders, the Raiders will certainly be looking to add talent to the wide receiver group. Starting quarterback Derek Carr threw for over 4,000 yards and completed over 70 percent of his passes last season with no true WR1, and they get themselves one with the No. 12 overall pick this April.

Oklahoma’s CeeDee Lamb is one of the better playmakers this draft class has to offer, and as the Raiders move to Sin City, they need to bring in more weapons on the offensive side of the ball. Running back Josh Jacobs was an incredible addition during the 2019 NFL Draft, and in 2020, they bring in a wide receiver who could be a perfect compliment to him on offense.

Adding a guy like Lamb would enable the Raiders to move Tyrell Williams to the WR2 spot, and area where he can be an elite talent. In addition, 2019 fifth round pick Hunter Renfrow was automatic in the slot as a rookie, so Lamb would give the Raiders a solid trio atop the depth chart at wideout moving forward.