I will be doing a series of Raiders camp position battles throughout the off-season starting with wide receiver. I will continue to update these battles throughout camp as roster events take place such as injuries, cuts, new signings, etc.
Here is a list of the wide receivers on the Raiders 90 man roster including links to their player profile and my written summary breaking down each one individually.
I believe the Raiders will carry six wide receivers this season, with realistically 2 spots up for grabs. The amount of prospects the Raiders have brought in speaks to the fact that no one will be handed a job anymore. Performance in training camp will go a long ways in deciding the future of a lot of these young players with the Raiders. The competition at the position should bring out the best in everyone. There will more than likely be a wide receiver signed to the practice squad as well. The only wide receivers currently on the Raiders roster that are NOT eligible for the practice squad are Moore, Heyward-Bey, Ford, Murphy and Calhoun.
Here is my projected depth chart. Obviously there will be events that will change this outlook through out camp so I will continue to keep it up to date.
Projected Depth Chart:
“X” (Split End) Darrius Heyward-Bey
“Z” (Flanker) Denarius Moore
“Y” (Slot) Jacoby Ford
Depth 1) Juron Criner
Depth 2) Louis Murphy
Depth 3) Rod Streater