With the offseason in full effect, NFL teams will get an opportunity to properly evaluate their rosters ahead of the 2018 NFL season. Free agency and the 2018 NFL Draft will surely be exciting times for the league given all the expected player movement and new faces on each team.
For the Oakland Raiders, they will arguably have one of the busier offseasons in the league given they have a new head coach in Jon Gruden who will be tasked with the upheaval of the team’s offensive and defensive schemes. The Raiders severely underperformed during the 2017 NFL season and are definitely in need of some new energy.
According to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network, Oakland could be looking to upgrade their receiving corps by going after Allen Robinson:
From @NFLTotalAccess: A look at the free agent prospects of WR Allen Robinson and what’s next for #Panthers interim GM Marty Hurney. pic.twitter.com/rpU3Vv0XKJ
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) February 17, 2018
Robinson spent the 2017 NFL campaign on the injured reserve list after tearing an ACL in Week 1, but will still be a desirable target given the shallow wide receiver pool in free agency. The Raiders are expected to part ways with Michael Crabtree and Robinson would be a great replacement if he were to come back healthy.
However, it seems as though the Jacksonville Jaguars will franchise tag Robinson, thus keeping him off the market for at least another year. The silver and black are going to be buyers this offseason, so continue to expect the Raiders to be linked to high-profile players for the time being.