2. Josh Harper
Jan 24, 2015; Mobile, AL, USA; South squad wide receiver Josh Harper of Fresno State (3) enters the field during player introductions before the Senior Bowl at Ladd-Peebles Stadium. The North won, 34-13. Mandatory Credit: Glenn Andrews-USA TODAY Sports
I have mentioned previously that Josh Harper has enough talent to become an impactful starter for Oakland as he continues to develop alongside quarterback Derek Carr, and he still remains as one the Raiders’ top Undrafted Free Agents in 2015.
Former wide receiver for Fresno State University, Harper registered 228 receptions for 2,938 yards and 29 touchdowns in his four-year career.
At 6’1″, 191 pounds, Harper is surprisingly a reliable pass-catcher through contact, making him a quality target on key third downs or when he is designed to run routes in the middle of the field. Oakland struggled mightily on third downs in 2014, and could look to Harper as their soltuion if he can find a way to rise up the depth chart.
Due to the fact that Oakland’s receiver corps is loaded with talent this year Harper could be left without a roster spot and on the practice squad, but he still is one of the most talented UDFA’s on Oakland’s current roster and has the largets opportunity to quickly develop with Carr as top-player in their offense.
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