Las Vegas Raiders: Fact or fiction for biggest 2020 season question marks
Henry Ruggs III Leads Raiders Wide Receivers in Yards
Waller seems like the favorite to lead the Raiders in receiving yards for consecutive seasons. With that said, Henry Ruggs III can take the top spot among the team’s group of wideouts without logging 1,000 yards.
In five seasons, Williams has eclipsed 728 receiving yards once (2016) when he served as the then-San Diego Chargers’ lead target (119).
Williams may take a backseat to the Ruggs in target volume. Despite the virtual OTAs, Gruden has probably been drawn up plenty of plays for his top 2020 draft pick.
Secondly, Williams’ feet feel better after battling plantar fasciitis during the previous term, but he admitted that a little bit of discomfort still lingered into the offseason, per Vic Tafur of The Athletic.
“It was still taking a long time and I started getting pretty discouraged, but … um, about two months ago, I finally got over the hump and my feet have been feeling good,” Williams said. “So I still feel it a little bit, but compared to what I had … it’s nothing compared to what I was going through during the season.”
Although Williams sounds optimistic about his recovery, coaches may manage his snaps if he feels an increased level of pain.
Ruggs didn’t rack up gaudy receiving numbers at Alabama, though he may not need eye-popping statistics to lead this deep pass-catching group. The speedy wideout’s ability to extend plays after the catch will inflate his receiving totals.
Fans may not enjoy Carr’s short pass attempts, but Ruggs can turn those dink and dunks into big chunks of yardage with his 4.27-second 40-yard speed and elusiveness.