Raiders Predicted to Add Emerging Star WR & Las Vegas Native.

The Las Vegas Raiders will have a new general manager in 2024 and it’s crucial the team finds somebody who can pick successfully. The franchise has suffered in the draft for years, which is a significant reason why they have struggled.

Depending on who the Raiders elect to hire, there might be huge changes to the roster. Bleacher Report predicts that the team might remodel their wide receiver group and utilize their first-round pick on Washington standout Rome Odunze in the 2024 NFL Draft.

“Quarterback remains unsettled. Veteran wide receiver Davante Adams may be dealt. Others brought in by previous head coach Josh McDaniels, such as wide receiver Jakobi Meyers, may not be long-term fits in Sin City,” Bleacher Report’s NFL Scouting Department wrote in a January 8 mock draft.

“Instead, the Raiders can reset and bring in an elite talent like Washington’s Rome Odunze.”

With how the roster currently is, it wouldn’t make sense to take a wide receiver in the first round but if Davante Adams is dealt and Hunter Renfrow is cut, it would become a position of need.

Scouting Report on Rome Odunze

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Rome Odunze had a huge season with Washington with 92 passes for 1,640 yards and 13 touchdowns. He established himself as one of the top wide receivers in college football and is likely going to be a first-round choice.

Derrik Klassen of Bleacher Report issued a very strong scouting report on Odunze.

“Odunze is a vertical ball-winner first and foremost, but there’s so much more to his game,” Klassen added. “The two-time first-team All-Pac-12 selection is a smart, natural route-runner who understands how to make himself friendly to the quarterback. He can play inside and out, and he has the burst and flexibility to be used as more than just a ball-winner down the field.”

It’s also worth noting that Odunze was reared in Las Vegas, Nevada, and played at Bishop Gorman High School. The Raiders would be bringing back a hometown hero if they drafted him. Odunze is speedy and has good si ze at 6-foot-3. He has all the tools to be a superstar wide receiver in the NFL.
Las Vegas Raiders Have Bigger Needs
While Rome Odunze has the potential to be one of the top wide receivers in the NFL, the Raiders have far bigger needs on the roster. There’s nothing that has signaled the team will move Davante Adams yet and if they keep him, they don’t need to utilize a top overall pick to solve the position.Raiders: 5 potential trade partners for Hunter Renfrow - Silver And Black  Pride

 

The biggest need the Raiders have is at quarterback. The goal for the 2024 NFL Draft should be to do everything that they can to get the quarterback of the future. If there aren’t any appealing possibilities, the Raiders might be smarter to address offensive or defensive lines in the first round. The team could potentially be in the market for a top cornerback.

Wide receiver is actually one of the stronger position groups on the Raiders right now. Jakobi Meyers is a very excellent No. 2 and Tre Tucker showed strong hints as a rookie. Odunze returning back home would be a fantastic story but the Raiders drafting a wide receiver would be a surprise unless the roster undergoes substantial adjustments before the draft.

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