3. Las Vegas Raiders
Las Vegas seems to be a great location for the Raiders given how much their front office loves to spend money recklessly. Luckily, this year they have about $30 million of cap space to work with. But will they use it wisely?
The Raiders have long struggled with the wide receiver position. With the sudden and permanent departure of Henry Ruggs III, young players like Zay Jones and Bryan Edwards had to step up with very little experience. The absence of Darren Waller, who was out for several weeks due to knee and back issues, didn’t help either.
One good thing for Vegas was that Hunter Renfrow had arguably his best season yet. But one man can’t do it alone. Throwing one-year contracts at guys like DeSean Jackson to patch up holes doesn’t really help. He is an older player who is worn down. Those short-term contracts either bring in guys who either aren’t a great fit or who won’t have longevity. Gallup, on the other hand, should have many years ahead of him.
After the loss of Ruggs III, the Raiders could truly use a deep threat to add to their receiver corps. QB Derek Carr (if he stays…) can always use some additional help, and Gallup may just be that missing piece.