Raiders WR Henry Ruggs III makes a spectacular, scary and successful debut

The 2020 NFL draft was flush with wide receivers, seemingly the deepest pick in years, and the Raiders had their pick of the litter with the No. 12 pick.

Las Vegas chose WR Henry Ruggs III, despite limited production in Alabama, given the past of a wife of wideouts with prototype NFL physics. Although he had elite pace, the rugged frame of the rugs caused concern for some. Was Rugs NFL Ready?

After a week, it appears that Ruggs III can help the Raiders win now. He scored Las Vegas’ first score of the day with a 45-yard catch and scored nearly six points himself.

Certainly, the ball was slightly overthrown by quarterback Derek Carr, but the two are just beginning to harmonize. Most importantly, Josh Jacobs raced shortly afterwards, giving the Raiders a 7-3 lead.

Coach John Gruden made it a point to include his first-round pick to start the game, even using a cheat on a fake end-around run on the offense’s first play.

“Obviously Ruggs III came up with some big plays,” Gruden told reporters after the 34-30 win over the Panthers. “We targeted him quickly. He left the game on his knee. We hope this is not serious. He was able to finish. ”

In Week 1 scare, Ruggs injured his left knee in an attempted reception in the second quarter. He returned to the game but did not make any big plays. But Ruggs showed perseverance and injury-fighting ability, two key components for an NFL player.

According to The Raiders Wire’s own Levi Damian, the early returns are good as the availability of Rugs increases further.

Overall, Ragnus featured the Raiders’ wide receivers with three catches for 55 yards, and he added 11 yards rushing for two yards. His influence was impossible to ignore during his first film, however, and in the early times, it seems he has what it takes to help Gruden’s crime rise to another level.