Miami Dolphins at Las Vegas Raiders: 3 things we learned in Week 3
Young wide receivers starting to emerge
When the Raiders let Nelson Agholor walk away this offseason, as he signed with the New England Patriots, it left many thinking who would step up and be that No. 2 option for Derek Carr in the passing game after Darren Waller.
Would Henry Ruggs validate his draft slot? Will Bryan Edwards live up to the hype he’s received since he got drafted in the third round in 2019? And can Hunter Renfrow be more than just a slot receiver?
After three games, the answer to those questions would be yes, and the answer on who would step up in Agholor’s absence is everybody. Bryan Edwards only had three catches in the game, but for 89 yards, and all three were important, especially the one toward the end of overtime.
Henry Ruggs finished the game with four catches for 78 yards, but made some amazing catches in this contest, and almost had another long touchdown grab. Renfrow is still one of the toughest players to cover, as he put Xavien Howard on skates time and time again.
He grabbed five receptions for 77 yards and a touchdown.
The Las Vegas Raiders survived another overtime with a 31-28 win over the Miami Dolphins, bringing their record to 3-0 on the season.
Every young wide receiver we have has contributed to each of these three wins this season, and that’s exactly what the Raiders needed from them this season. I can’t wait to see what they become when each of them fully develops and reach their potential.