Raiders: 3 edge-of-the-roster players to keep an eye on
Myron Tagovailoa-Amosa was an intriguing prospect coming out of the 2022 NFL Draft. His pedigree, being the cousin of Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa, was already interesting heading into the 2021 college football season.
Tagovailoa-Amosa has a lot of experience, as he has been receiving consistent playing time since 2018 at Notre Dame before breaking out this season. Tagovailoa-Amosa has the chance to make an impact this season because the defensive line competition is wide open. There’s a solid chance he will end up on the practice squad, simply due to the numbers game.
Tagovailoa-Amosa is also a high character player. In college, he was a team leader and try-hard defender whose effort always exceeded his raw skills. He must overcome his body type as he is a tweener in the middle of defensive end and defensive tackle, but doesn’t currently carry enough mass to play inside.
When identifying undrafted free agents who have a chance to make the roster, special teams and motor are the ideal traits coaches look for. Tagovailoa-Amosa has a nonstop motor and the skills to be a special teams player. He could be a valuable depth option if he can put on some weight.