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  1. Don Wassall

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    Dillon Stoner’s path to Raiders’ 53-man roster
    Will undrafted free agent squeeze his way onto roster?

    by Bill Williamson

    The Athletic dropped an interesting nugget Monday when it reported that the Las Vegas Raiders’ expect undrafted free agent wide receiver Dillon Stoner to make the 53-man roster.

    It’s fascinating that the team thinks an undrafted rookie will make the roster this early in the process. Clearly, Stoner must be standing out in the OTA sessions.

    But there is a long way to go. He will need to shine throughout training camp and in the preseason.

    Additionally, Stoner’s journey is interesting because the Raiders have a crowded group at wide receiver. It will be difficult for any undrafted player to crack the 53-man roster at wide receiver. The Raiders will probably keep six receivers, perhaps they can carry seven if it is warranted, but that’s pretty rare and would take away from another spot on the roster.

    Basically, if Stoner makes the roster, someone unexpectedly won’t make it, unless there is an injury at the position.

    2020 draft picks Henry Ruggs III, Bryan Edwards, slot receiver Hunter Renfrow and newly-signed veterans John Brown and Willie Snead are all locks to make the roster. That leaves veteran Zay Jones (who Raiders coach Jon Gruden really likes), Marcell Ateman, Keelan Doss, Trey Quinn, DJ Turner, Caleb Scott and Stoner all fighting for one spot.

    The way I read it now is the Raiders see a higher ceiling for Stoner, an Oklahoma State product, than Doss and Ateman, who were both former camp darlings themselves. I could see the last spot coming down to Jones and Stoner.

    However it shakes out, it’s going to be fun to watch develop this summer.

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  2. icsept

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    Stoner’s a local kid I watched at powerhouse Jenks High School. He played safety, wide receiver and returner on a state championship team. He also ran track and was an excellent 400M guy. Nothing but quality and class at OK State, but never the primary receiver. Just a good looking, smart kid from a great family. A type rarely found in the NFL.
     
  3. Extra Point

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    Dillon is one of three white receivers from the 2021 draft that I think definitely belong on 53 man rosters this year. The other two are Dax Milne and Blake Proehl. Only Milne was drafted.
     
  4. Bucky

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    Raiders stock piling some White talent at the position. Renfrow is a lock and now hearing good news for Stoner. Then you have Trey Quinn and Caleb Scott still hanging around.

    *Also calling Willie Snead a "lock" to make a roster is friggin hilarious. He's always been the epitomy of an average WR with upside to hang around..I remember watching a game either last year or year before and they were saying "yeah Willie came into the season a bit out of shape blah blah." Must be nice to be short, fat, and slow and still get calls from teams.
     
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  5. Extra Point

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    Trey Quinn is a good player who, unfortunately, has been plagued by injuries. If he can stay healthy I think he would easily stick with a team.
     
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    So true, Snead epitomizes mediocrity.
     
  7. TwentyTwo

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    Hey who ever Bill Williamson is....Willie Snead is NOT a LOCK to make the 53! Are you a special Scout Bill?

    Trey Quinn will beat Snead out ((if he stays healthy)) & likely be Renfrow's back up. Would like to see those Two on the field at the Same time(even in 4 WR sets) !

    Can see Dillon Stoner as a Practice Squad player; hoped he would be taken late in the Draft. (BIG FAN of his posting Weekly Re=Caps waiting for his stats).! But the landed in a good spot. Hard to envision the Raiders(or any team not named the Vikings) allowing 3 white WR's on a Final Roster
     

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