Laviska Shenault and the Raiders would make a lot of sense in the NFL Draft

Sep 14, 2019; Boulder, CO, USA; Colorado Buffaloes wide receiver Laviska Shenault Jr. (2) runs a reception into the end zone for a touchdown in the first quarter against the Air Force Falcons at Folsom Field. Mandatory Credit: Russell Lansford-USA TODAY Sports

Despite having to part ways with Antonio Brown prior to the start of the 2019 season, the Oakland Raiders passing offense still saw success in Jon Gruden’s second year with the team.

Oakland finished with the ninth overall passing offense last season, averaging 245.4 passing yards per contest. The vacancy left behind by Brown led to the enmergence of slot receiver Hunter Renfrow and Tyrell Williams.

Williams and Renfrow accounted for 91 receptions for 1,256 yards and 10 touchdowns in 2019. With both wideouts under 28-years-old, the future for the Raiders wide receiver group is bright.

Although these two wideouts played well, general manager Mike Mayock has made it clear that adding a receiver is still a top priority this offseason. They may not target one of the top tier free agent wideouts or one of the high end receivers entering the draft, but the team will certainly acquire one this offseason.

One name to keep an eye on is Colorado’s Laviska Shenault. With the depth of talent in this year’s wideout class, Shenault could find himself still on the board in the second or third round. If all goes according to plan, that’s where Mayock would like to grab a receiver.

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