Daniel Braverman, WR, Western Michigan
The Raiders have a solid trio at wide receiver in Amari Cooper, Michael Crabtree, and Seth Roberts. But after that, the Raiders receiving corps is suspect as Andre Holmes has struggled to show consistency throughout his career. After an offseason that was focused on improving the offensive line and defense, the Raiders add another offensive weapon in Daniel Braverman.
The two most important traits for a receiver are being able to catch and getting open. Per Pro Football Focus, Braverman recorded just 11 drops in 198 catchable passes thrown his way between 2014 and 2015. His 3.27 yards per route from the slot was the best mark of any receiver in the 2016 NFL Draft.
The primary criticism of Braverman is that he doesn't have elite speed (even though he ran a 4.47 40-yard dash) and is limited to playing the slot because of his small frame (5'10", 177 lbs). That doesn't matter because playing the slot is why the Raiders would be drafting him. His soft hands and hand-eye coordination helped him accumulate the second-most catches the past two seasons combined at the FBS level. The shifty receiver also provides special teams value as he is a dangerous kickoff and punt returner.
If you think Braverman was only successful because of the lower level competition and can't compete against top talent, think again. He tore up an Ohio State defense that could see as many as eight players selected in the 2016 NFL Draft. If you can burn the Ohio State defense for 10 receptions, 123 yards and a touchdown, you can get open in the NFL. He also had a great 50-yard reception in the game that was called back for holding.
Raiders selections so far:
Round 1, pick 14 -- Shaq Lawson, DE, Clemson
Round 2, pick 44 -- Mackensie Alexander, CB, Clemson
Round 3, pick 75 -- Paul Perkins, RB, UCLA
Round 4, pick 114 -- Miles Killebrew, S, Southern Utah
Round 5, pick 143 -- Daniel Braverman, WR, Western Michigan
Round 5, pick 154
Round 6, pick 194
Round 7, pick 234