The Las Vegas Raiders entered last season with big plans to revitalize the NFL with Jon Gruden’s offense system. The Raiders had traded for NFL All-Pro Antonio Brown and along with other moves to re-enter the NFL playoff discussion. The NFL recognized the Raiders ascension and gave them a prime spot on the HBO docuseries “Hard Knocks” during training camp. Brown became the center of the documentary, but for all the wrong reasons. His antics created friction within the organization. He ended up getting released prior to the regular season. His release also shelved a set of Gruden’s plays that were designed specifically for Brown. As a result, the Raiders offense struggled to attack opponents vertically last season. The team relied on tight end Darren Waller who led the team with 90 receptions and 1,145 yards on 117 targets. The Raiders did not have a receiver eclipse 50 catches or 700 yards. This offseason, Gruden recognized the need to truly elevate his offense. He needed what Brown could have provided last season. So, he drafted the best vertical threat in the NFL Draft in former Alabama receiver Henry Ruggs III. Ruggs thrived for the Crimson Tide. In his career, he played… Read full this story
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