The running back room gets another addition after the Raiders announced the signing of UTSA’s record holder for rushing yards in a season.
The Las Vegas Raiders went into the last week of April with four halfbacks on the roster, before grabbing another two in the 2022 NFL draft. After declining the fifth-year option for Josh Jacobs, Las Vegas snagged Georgia’s Zamir White as a plan B. The team still wasn’t done adding to the running back room in the draft, as they selected Brittain Brown of UCLA’s backfield with a seventh-round pick.
After both of these additions, the Silver and Black still thought it could prove to be beneficial to add more talent to the position, by signing UTSA’s Sincere McCormick.
The Raiders have a lot of talent in the backfield already, but McCormick is a good talent himself. In his last two years, the UTSA back has put up at least 1,450 yards on the ground and double-digit touchdowns. There have also been some flashes in the receiving game, recording at least 20 receptions in each of his three years at the college level.
The undrafted free agent signings for Las Vegas continue to pile up, and this could be a signing that pays dividends.
McCormick’s senior year should excite Raiders fans
In his final year, McCormick set school records in both rushing yards and carries, recording 1,479 yards on the ground in 298 carries. McCormick would end the year with 15 touchdowns and 22 receptions, netting 1,663 scrimmage yards.
For his efforts, McCormick was named a second-team All-American by the Football Writers Association of America and Phil Steele, as well as a third-team All-American by the Associated Press. The UTSA back was also awarded the Conference USA Offensive Player of the Year and first-team all-conference honors.
The running back room is certainly crowded in Las Vegas, but McCormick has a legitimate chance to land a roster spot. The 5’9 back has rewritten USTA’s record books and hopes to continue having success at the next level.