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Louisiana Tech WR Quinton Patton.
The wide receiver position hasn’t gotten very much attention as an area of need for the Raiders heading into the offseason. Based on this past season, it probably should.
The Raiders certainly have some receiver talent that is capable of making big plays if put in the right offense. There is no questioning that.
However, over the past few seasons, the young group has struggled with consistency and staying on the field. Adding pieces to the puzzle and creating competition couldn’t hurt matters.
Where the Raiders will be selecting in the first, and especially considering their other significant needs, it is highly unlikely they would select a receiver even with a trade down.
Even so, the receivers expected to come off the board in the middle rounds still include quite a few interesting names. Players to keep an eye on there would be Tennessee’s Justin Hunter, West Virginia’s Stedman Bailey, Tennessee Tech’s Da’Rick Rogers and Louisiana Tech’s Quinton Patton.
A possible late-round pick expected to play receiver in the NFL that many teams will be interested in is Michigan’s Denard Robinson. While the transition from quarterback to receiver could take time, his athletic ability can’t be overlooked.