Four most sensical trade destinations for receiver Julio Jones
The Las Vegas Raiders trading for Julio Jones does not make as much sense as the Ravens, but it still is a possibility.
The Raiders the past two seasons seemed to be headed for the playoffs, only to falter the last half of the season. They need a few players that can help stabilize the team and keep them consistent.
While the defense has been most of the problem for the Raiders, adding Julio would still be welcomed by Jon Gruden. Gruden loves Julio and used to rave about him when he was in the booth for ESPN Monday Night Football.
One thing about the Raiders is that they could end up with a high draft pick. They no doubt have talent, but like previously said, they have not been consistent during the season. They were in fact throttled by the Falcons last year. Possibly, Fontenot could feel like the Raiders may end up with a higher pick than any of the other potential landing spots.
Looking at their wide receiver group, they do not have a big, physical presence like Julio Jones is. It is important to have that physically imposing receiver on your offense. They have an extremely speedy receiver in Henry Ruggs, former Buffalo Bill John Brown, and slot receiver, Hunter Renfrow.
One thing those three receivers have in common is that they are all 6 feet or under.
Ruggs and Renfrow would be great compliments to Julio Jones, and I am sure Derek Carr would be ecstatic to have Julio. Add in star running back, Josh Jacobs and Darren Waller, and they have a dangerous offense.
The Raiders could be in play for Julio this year, or next year. Currently, they are low on cap space, but next year they have some of the most projected cap space in the NFL.