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Acquiring a wide receiver may not have been as much of a need as upgrading the pass rush was, but James Jones could prove to be one of the Raiders’ more important additions from this offseason.
A seven-year veteran, Jones was among the most reliable Packers receivers of late, having his best statistical seasons in 2012 and 2013.
Although his career numbers aren’t exactly that of a No. 1 receiver, it is important to consider the type of offense he played in with Green Bay.
While it was indeed a high-powered passing attack, the overall depth of their receiving corps allowed targets to be spread out quite evenly.
With less experience at the position in Oakland, Jones should be relied upon more heavily than he ever was in Green Bay, giving him the opportunity to have his most productive season yet.
Of course, his veteran presence is also a welcome addition to the Raiders’ receivers group, as the hope will be that he can have an impact on the development of some of the younger players.
Overall, Jones has the potential to impact this Raiders team in a number of ways moving forward, possibly making him one of their better acquisitions of what was a busy offseason.