4 Las Vegas Raiders tumbling down depth charts during the preseason
For years, Jalen Richard has been a big part of the Raiders backfield, filling many roles, especially in the passing game. Unfortunately, he has had some issues with fumbles, and is having a rough summer, as he has been out due to COVID-19 protocol, as well as a recent injury.
That has led to the emergence of some undrafted rookies in Trey Ragas and B.J. Emmons, who both played very well against the Seattle Seahawks on Saturday night. Ragas and Emmons proved they could run the ball between the tackles, be active in the passing game, and block, and they could end up passing Richard on the depth chart.
In Ragas, specifically, the Raiders could have the perfect No. 3 back, as he does things well that make him very valuable, including his blocking. Richard is an excellent blocker as well, and is a proven pass-catcher in this league, but until he becomes available, he is going to see himself falling further behind the younger backs.