Olave creates easy separation as one of the most polished route runners in this year's draft class. Due to his speed and ability to track the ball well, he can be a weapon in the vertical passing game. He finished his Ohio State career with a school record for receiving touchdowns (35) and averaged 15.4 yards per catch.
The Raiders will be looking for a Henry Ruggs replacement to stretch the field vertically, and Williams would solve that problem quickly. If he hadn't torn his ACL in the national title game, there's a good chance he'd be the first receiver off the board. He might still be, so the Raiders should run to the podium if he falls this far.
The new Raiders brain trust comes from New England, where it's a priority to build a strong front-seven. Wyatt's first step is as good as it gets in this draft class. His explosiveness and agility are elite for his size (6-foot-3, 315 pounds).
Quick! Remind me of the defensive tackles under contract for the Raiders! ...did you say "PJ Johnson, Andrew Billings and Kendal Vickers?" If so, you're right! And with that in mind, we have value and need meeting here for the Raiders--this becomes a value too good to pass up. Wyatt will make the Raiders' outside rushers more effective and vice versa.
Hunter Renfrow and Darren Waller have been terrific for Las Vegas inside the numbers, but quarterback Derek Carr covets a true outside target. That's especially true now with Russell Wilson heading to Denver -- the Raiders' offense has to keep pace with Wilson, Patrick Mahomes and Justin Herbert for six of their 17 games each season. Burks provides excellent ball skills, the ability to break tackles and 6-foot-2 size in the red zone. His combine performance didn't wow many scouts, but the tape shows why he produced 1,104 receiving yards and 11 touchdown catches in 2021.
Both Garrett Wilson and his teammate Chris Olave turned in great seasons for the Ohio State Buckeyes, and great performances in Indianapolis. Incoming head coach Josh McDaniels is known for an offensive system that stresses yardage after the catch, and change-of-direction ability from its receivers. At first blush Wilson might seem like an odd running mate alongside Hunter Renfrow, but with how McDaniels constructs the passing game, the two might be an ideal pairing in Las Vegas.