The Oakland Raiders have a very young receiving core with no true number one receiving threat. Most believe that if one player was to emerge as that top receiver it would be Denarius Moore, but Moore has lacked the consistency throughout his young career to be considered an elite receiver.
Well, Moore is aware of the criticism and shortcomings and is working to handle those problems this off-season as he told CSN Bay Area:
“I like those high expectations. On smaller days where I can get by on little stuff, they never let that happen. The coaching staff is always demanding perfection from me, which means they see something better. I feel like I’m on the path to that elite level, but I know I need to be more consistent in everything I do.”
The receiving core has the potential to be a very solid group. With Jacoby Ford returning from injury and Brice Butler emerging as a promising piece, all that is needed is that one top tier threat to take them over the top and Moore could be that guy.
With Matt Flynn being limited as the starting quarterback the onus will be on the other skill position players to carry this team and no player has the potential that Moore does. If that happens, the Raiders could surprise some teams this year.