Oakland Raiders: Are Their Receivers Ready For Some Football?


The Oakland Raiders receivers are a very young and talented group of players with plenty of potential. It's safe to say that they dropped the ball last year when it came to production.

Jason Campbell is now under-center and Raider Nation is once again filled with hope. There are many critics out there who still believe the Raiders are far away.

Perhaps one of the biggest questions everyone outside of the Raider Nation has is, "Who will Jason Campbell throw to besides Zach Miller?"

That's a great question and I would gladly answer it.

Darrius Heyward-Bey, Louis Murphy, and Chaz Schilens are all vying for the No. 1 and No. 2. These guys are all young and hungry, and each have their strengths.

Heyward-Bey had a forgettable rookie year, but has put in the hard work and looks much improved in camp. He is holding on to the ball and making aggressive plays to get to the ball. He is also putting in extra time after practice with Nnamdi Asomugha.

Heyward-Bey should be an exciting player to watch in 2010. He's added over 10 pounds of muscle and has added the stiff arm to his arsenal.

Murphy is a playmaker that learned how to play and prepare like a champion while he was at the University of Florida. Last season he seemed to be the guy that always made the big play when Oakland needed one. Don't be surprised to see Murphy lead the Raiders in touchdowns or receptions in 2010.


Murphy has the opportunity to become a special player in Oakland.

Schilens could very well be the most talented receiver the Raiders have on their roster today. He is tall, fast, and has great hands. If Schilens can stay healthy he has the potential to be a very good No. 1.

The Raiders have three receivers who have star potential, but that is in the future. The most important thing to focus on is being better ...

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