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Raiders could take advantage of soft receiver market

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There may be some value in a slow-moving WR market with Emmanuel Sanders and Robby Anderson still available

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The Raiders entered free agency with wide receiver being their top need, along with linebacker.

Two of their first three players signed were linebackers. Yet, none of the eight players the Raiders have signed so far is a receiver and they need a couple of them.

The wide receiver market has been extremely slow compared to the rest of the market. Free agency officially started Wednesday and the market has slowed dramatically. But only two receivers have signed, former Raider Amari Cooper and Randall Cobb.

One of the reasons why the market is slow is that this year’s draft class is considered great, one of the best of this century in fact. The Raiders have two first-round picks, No. 12 and 19. They will likely use one of those picks at the position.

But they could still sign a receiver in free agency. Most of the Raiders’ big spending is over, but they could find a bargain in this bloated market.

Let’s look at the receivers available:

Robby Anderson

Emmanuel Sanders

Breshad Perriman

Demarcus Robinson

Geronimo Allison

Devin Funchess

Taylor Gabriel

Phillip Dorsett

Rashard Higgins

It’s not a great group, but perhaps the Raiders could find some value with one of these players. They reportedly had some interest in Anderson. Maybe if his price tag dips, he could be a possibility. Sanders could add a veteran presence as well.

Whatever happens, I would not be surprised if one of these above-named players ends up with the Raiders.

Who do you want to see them sign at reciever?