The Oakland Raiders may be in need of a wide receiver if they wind up parting ways with Michael Crabtree. While a name like Jarvis Landry and a few potential 2018 NFL Draft prospects have been mentioned as replacements, it seems that SportsLine believes that one name specifically would make a ton of sense for the Raiders and Jon Gruden.
In a breakdown of the odds for the top five wide receivers who are hitting free agency, Adam Thompson of SportsLine touched on Landry, Allen Robinson, Marqise Lee, Sammy Watkins and Terrelle Pryor. His choice for the only name who the Raiders could be one of the favorites for?
Pryor. Here’s a look at what odds he offered and what he had to say:
TERRELLE PRYOR SR.
Cleveland Browns 3/1
Washington Redskins 3/1
Oakland Raiders 6/1
San Francisco 49ers 8/1
The Field 5/1
Pryor turned down a long-term deal with the Browns to join the Redskins for 2017 on a one-year deal, but the season was a bust. He managed just 20 catches for 240 yards and one TD before being placed on injured reserve (ankle) in November. He had 77 catches for 1,007 yards in 2016 with Cleveland.
PICK: Washington is in need of a playmaker for new QB Alex Smith. Pryor is already there and might be its best option.
But Pryor is clearly close with at least one of his former teammates and was a big fan of coach Hue Jackson, and could be a nice addition at a reasonable price for the Browns, allowing them to spend on other areas of need. Go with the Browns.
It’s interesting to see that Pryor is the only name who wound up being linked to the Raiders, and the 6/1 odds are certainly high. With that said, Pryor would be a nice red zone target for Derek Carr, and more importantly, he likely wouldn’t break the bank after a down year in 2017.
Obviously, many things could change if the Raiders free up additional cap space, but if Crabtree is let go, then the team will unquestionably need to address the position sooner than later.
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