As the Raiders transition from Oakland to Las Vegas, count this fan as one that is not happy about the move.
As the NFL Draft ended, teams had fans, families, and others send nice messages to the incoming draft picks. For one family, a set of parents welcomed the new recruits, but their son yelled in the background, “Raiders Suck.”
To some, the Raiders made a mistake by drafting Henry Ruggs II with the No. 12 overall pick; however, he was in the minority.
According to Vic Tafur of The Athletic, Mayock said that he was texting Carr back and forth and that he was “fired up” after the Raiders secured Ruggs.
But judging by what Raiders GM Mike Mayock did at the 2020 NFL Draft, they’re as committed as ever. Three of their first four draft picks were wide receivers, including No. 12 overall pick Henry Ruggs III. And Carr couldn’t be more excited.
“He was fired up after the Ruggs pick and then there were a bunch of emojis I couldn’t make out after the Bowden and Edwards picks,” Mayock said. “I guess he was also very happy about those.”
Carr is halfway through a five-year, $125 million contract, but he has been put on notice. The last three seasons, Carr has finished 17-30 as the team’s starter. With the team’s upgrades on offense, the Raiders are hoping to start Las Vegas off with a playoff appearance.
With the 80th overall pick, the Raiders drafted Kentucky’s Lynn Bowden Jr., while taking South Carolina’s Bryan Edwards with the No. 81 overall pick.
Bowden can play both wide receiver and running back with experience as an option quarterback. He has the ability to make plays no matter where the ball ends up. As for Edwards, scouts believe that he has gifted playmaking ability, which includes playing in spots at running back.
Raiders suck 🗣🗣 😂😂😂 pic.twitter.com/VtEf1VvxTR
— JG ⚡️ (@Jayyyygeeeeeee) April 26, 2020
As for Ruggs, he finished 2018 with 741 yards receiving and 11 touchdowns. He put together a solid 2019 campaign with 40 receptions for 746 yards and seven touchdowns. He ran the 40-yard dash at 4.2 and is around six feet tall. He is known to have good hands and has the ability to play in the X,Z, or slot positions.
All in all, the Raiders have Ruggs, Bowden, and Edwards to go with Tyrell Williams and Hunter Renfrow. There’s also running back Josh Jacobs, who is coming off a 1,000-yard season.
This might be the year that the Raiders don’t “suck.”