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Raiders 2021 free agents priorities

Breaking down Las Vegas’ pending free agents

NFL: Kansas City Chiefs at Las Vegas Raiders
J0hnathan Hankins
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With NFL free agency starting March 17 (the legal tampering period begins March 15), let’s dig into the Las Vegas Raiders’ pending unrestricted free agents.

We will do this over the course of a few posts in the coming days and break down the free agents in tiers, in order of importance.

This post will focus on the high-priority free agents for Las Vegas:

NFL: Miami Dolphins at Las Vegas Raiders
Nelson Agholor
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Nelson Agholor, receiver:
The Raiders want Agholor back and he is their best free agent. He will get a huge raise whether he stays or goes after he caught 48 passes and scored eight touchdowns in 2020. Agholor played on a one-year deal worth just more than $1 million last season. He has a great chemistry with Raiders’ quarterback Derek Carr and he fits in well in the offense, so it’s essential that they keep him around.

Denzelle Good, offensive lineman:
Good may be my favorite on this list. He is versatile and showed he can play nearly every position on the offensive line. Good could get interest around the league because of his great 2020 tape but the Raiders need him back.

Johnathan Hankins, defensive tackle:
Hankins is an underrated player and he is one of the better players on Las Vegas’ defense. He could probably be brought back at a reasonable price.

NFL: Las Vegas Raiders at New York Jets
Nicholas Morrow
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Nicholas Morrow, linebacker:
He was the Raiders’ best linebacker last season so Morrow could get interest, as well, but he’s a good fit and should return.

Kyle Wilber, linebacker:
He is a special teams ace and a favorite of the coaching staff. I’d expect Wilber back in 2021.

Really, the Raiders could survive if they lose most of these players, but they’re all good pieces in the program and should be brought back in an ideal scenario.