On the field, the younger Pittman checks the boxes for what Gruden loves in a wideout.
If you’ve paid attention, Gruden loves to surround himself with his people. On top of that, Mike Mayock looks to put even more of his stamp on this offense.
Arkansas State receivers showed out in the NFLPA Collegiate Bowl as the National team secured a 30-20 win over the American team at the Rose Bowl Jan. 18.
This game separates itself from other All-Star games by not only providing a week of NFL styled practice but also a series of alumni events meant to teach players how to prepare for the off-field life of a professional athlete.
Plus, as a bonus, the Raiders could see him name midway on Day Three. As a result, talent, value, and an immediate plug-in give Hightower a nod, should the Raiders choose him.
Right now, Ward presents a much higher ceiling than either Richard and Washington. He’s a better natural receiver than Richard and more elusive than Washington.
Separation and the fear of a vertical threat. More importantly, Victor could serve as a Day Three option
If the Raiders pair him with Jonathan Abram, the backend of the secondary. While Abram provides Vegas with a thumper, an enforcer that will funnel down to attack the run, Davis can patrol the deep middle, slot, and roll with tight ends.
Granted, Josh Jacobs stands tall as the main back. The Raiders envision him as the bellcow. Yet, Robinson could easily slide into a backup role.
No one flashes athletic ability, enough to cover anyone, blitz or provide any disruption. The Raiders remain far behind in coverage.
The Raiders do not employ the secondary depth, especially at corner to compete for a division title on a consistent basis.
In a three-down series, Baun can rush, string out the run or drop into coverage. Not to mention, his energetic approach, from an intangible level, raises the attitude of his team.
With a roster completely devoid of linebacker athleticism, Brooks presents a mid-round bonus.
Evans adds that trait, giving the team the luxury of feeding Jacobs later in games, wearing down defenses and accumulating first downs.
Hill runs the way Jon Gruden fancies. With a contact-driven approach, Hill grinds out yards either between the tackles or on the boundary.