It’s not just Jalen Richard that Ryan Switzer is hurting. He’s also damaging Seth Roberts’ chances of playing time and potentially a roster spot. Switzer has been garnering a lot of praise from both Gruden and media members. He’s looked solid as a slot receiver and his special teams coach in Dallas is now holding the same position with the Raiders.
Switzer is poised to beat out two players at two different positions.
The best trait that Switzer has is the number one trait you need as a receiver.
Catching the ball…
Maybe that’s why they call them receivers, but apparently Seth Roberts didn’t get the memo. He’s still continuing his trend of dropped passes. The fact that he’s dropping them in minicamp is a horrible sign, but unfortunately there is no chance he’ll be cut from the team.
It was looking as if Roberts was going to get buried in the depth chart, but the latest news with Martavis Bryant on a potential suspension might allow Roberts to see more playing time than preordained.
As it stands, Seth Roberts is not seen in a good light. He’ll need training camp to turn the light from dim to bright and it starts with catching the ball. Brushing up his route running skills would be recommended as well, but I would be satisfied with him understanding the concept of catching.
With Martavis Bryant’s season now looking like a mystery, Roberts now has himself a chance to make amends. He’ll be able to receive more reps with more eyes on him. If he takes advantage, then he’ll warrant more playing time regardless of what happens to Bryant.