Two Las Vegas Raiders named to ESPN’s break out list for 2020
HunterRenfrow and FosterMoreau make the top-25 list
After their three first round picks in 2019, and then a second rounder, the Raiders took aim at the final five rounds of the draft, where Mayock would do some magical work. The team did not have another selection until the fourth round, where they would pick three times, bringing in the electric Crosby, Isaiah Johnson, and Foster Moreau.
Johnson spent most of his rookie season injured, but Moreau certainly made his presence felt before going down to injury himself. He became a real red zone threat for quarterback Derek Carr, hauling in five touchdowns in 13 games, and becoming a bit of a security blanket for Carr.
In the fifth round, the Raiders drafted Hunter Renfrow, and like Crosby, and running back Josh Jacobs, he had himself a near-break out season as well. Renfrow closed out his rookie season by posting back-to-back 100-yard games, and when it came to targets on third down, he was the guy Carr locked onto.
For their efforts, Moreau and Renfrow were both named on McCown’s rankings with Renfrow coming in at No. 11, and Moreau landing at No. 22 overall. Both players are well worth the rankings, and just shows how incredible Mayock’s 2019 haul was.
Crosby was not listed likely because he technically had a break out season in 2019. The fact is, the 2019 Raiders draft class was a special one, and will make an even bigger contribution in 2020, as Johnathan Abram will be back healthy, and Clelin Ferrell will move to the edge full-time. Overall, that class is going to be the building block for the franchise in Vegas.