Las Vegas Raiders: 4 bold predictions for the 2020 NFL Draft class
By Brad Weiss
Lynn Bowden Jr. will have a rushing, receiving, and passing touchdown
During his time at Kentucky, Lynn Bowden Jr. had a crazy three-year run, one that started off with him being utilized in the passing game, and running game as a redshirt freshman. From there, he made the move to wide receiver, hauling in 67 catches as a sophomore, while scoring five times.
Last year, when the team’s quarterback went down due to injury, Bowden made the move to quarterback, where he proved to be one of the better dual-threat quarterbacks in the country. He threw for 403 yards and three touchdowns, but it was his work with his feet that was most impressive, as he rushed for nearly 1,500 yards and 13 touchdowns as the team’s quarterback.
A consensus first-team All-American, Bowden will play a key role in this Raiders offense, and I believe he will make his presence felt in a big way on a weekly basis. In fact, he will become an explosive playmaker, and will have a rushing, receiving, and passing touchdown during his rookie campaign.
Bowden was a do-everything player in college, and you can only imagine the kind of plays Gruden is drawing up for him now that he is a member of the Silver and Black. He can run, catch, and throw, and on a Raiders offense that struggled to score in 2019 late in the season, he will prove to be quite the X-factor.