NFL analyst explains why Raiders are a perfect fit for former Alabama star Henry Ruggs III
The Las Vegas Raiders made former Alabama star WR Henry Ruggs III the first receiver off the board in the 2020 NFL Draft, taking him with the No. 12 overall pick.
He’ll be expected to step in and contribute right away for a team entering its first season of play in Las Vegas.
This week on “NFL Now,” analyst George Chahrouri said he thinks Ruggs will be a perfect fit for that team (via 247Sports):
“You don’t think of great opportunity with the Raiders,” Chahrouri said. “But they had the eighth-most efficient passing offense per play last year. Henry Ruggs brings an explosive element they just haven’t had. He earned the highest athleticism score for us last year, and where he wins fits perfectly for the Raiders. It’s in the intermediate level, where he grades highest, between 10 and 15 yards downfield. … They desperately need someone who can hit those crosses up the middle, get open from the No. 1 slot and then take it to the house.”
Ruggs could even be the Raiders’ top receiver this year. ESPN has him listed as a starter along with Tyrell Williams and Hunter Renfrow. Someone will need to step up in order to compete in the deep AFC West alongside reigning Super Bowl champion Kansas City.