Report reveals how Jon Gruden plans to use Lynn Bowden Jr.
Kentucky football fans were probably unhappy when they heard NFL commissioner Roger Goodell refer to former Kentucky standout Lynn Bowden Jr. as a “running back” when the Las Vegas Raiders selected him in the third round with the No. 80 overall pick. A report reveals why Goodell referred to Bowden as a running back as opposed to a quarterback or wide receiver.
According to a report from NFL Media’s Ian Rapoport, Jon Gruden plans to use Bowden as a running back “in the beginning.” Rapoport acknowledged in his tweet that Bowden can play “wide receiver and more.”
On ESPN’s NFL Draft broadcast, it appeared that anchor Trey Wingo was shading Goodell’s use of “running back,” saying, “or you could call (Bowden) the position he played” as the World Wide Leader showed Bowden’s Kentucky highlights.
Last season, Bowden that he is one of the best when it comes to running the ball after he took over at quarterback. Bowden logged 185 rushes last year for 1,468 yards – and eye-popping 7.9 yards per carry – and 13 touchdowns.
Bowden won the 2019 Hornung Award for versatility.
And yes, Las Vegas plans to play him at RB at the beginning. But he can also play WR and more. https://t.co/JU188zKLi4
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) April 25, 2020