A breakdown of Oakland Raiders fifth-round selection from Texas Tech, running back DeAndre Washington.
The Raiders made it clear they would be looking for help at the running back position this offseason, and they found that help by way of DeAndre Washington.
Will he be just a complementary back to Latavius Murray, or is there potential for something more?
Let’s get into the film.
Washington has a compact, powerful frame, and he always keeps his legs churning. If you don’t wrap him up, he’ll break the tackle. As seen on this touchdown run.
Look at that move Washington puts on the defender, who squared up and was in great position to make the tackle. I also really like how Washington switched the ball to his outside hand when he got out into the open field.
Washington doesn’t tuck the ball away on this play, keeping it out in the open and it ends up getting ripped.
Washington is a shifty runner, with excellent footwork and great balance. All of which are on display on this run.
His burst is quite impressive, and Washington uses a stutter-step juke move to pickup some extra yards.
Next: DeAndre Washington Film: Part 2