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 Stats > Henry Ruggs III  
 
Wide Receiver, Las Vegas Raiders

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Draft: 2020 Round 1 (12)
College: Alabama
Ht: 5’11”  Wt: 188 DOB: 1999-01-24 Age: 21
WR Rank Tier ADP-12
#50 5 11.02

Season Stats
FF Today Standard Scoring: Review Scoring
  ReceivingRushing Fantasy
Season Team G Target Rec Yard Avg TDAtt Yard Avg TD FPts FPts/G
2020 (Projected) LV     50 655 13.1 4 4 29 7.3 0 92.4  

2020 Outlook
Depth Chart
The Raiders have long been known as a franchise that values athletic measurables more than on-field production, but they still caught almost everyone off guard when they made Henry Ruggs III the first wide receiver drafted in the 2020 NFL Draft, despite Ruggs being the third-most productive wide receiver on his own team at Alabama in 2019.

Ruggs does fit the profile of being "the next Tyreek Hill," which is of course something that every team is searching for now that they've seen how successful it can be, but it's tough to not think that the Raiders made a rather confusing choice given their current personnel. Ruggs blew the doors off the combine this year with his blazing 4.25 forty yard dash, but he goes to a team that simply has not shown a propensity to push the ball down the field, in part due to their own coaching staff, but also due to their starting quarterback. Derek Carr has gradually transitioned into becoming one of the least frequent risk-takers in the league in recent seasons. Ruggs isn't exclusively a deep threat like some might be painting him out to be, but his skill set just doesn't seem like it's going to be a great match for what the Raiders want to do on offense.

With that said, the Raiders do have one of the most effective running games in the league and even though advanced analytics would tell us that being an effective running game has practically zero effect on play action passing, many NFL coaches still believe that it does. Therefore there's a real chance that the Raiders utilize the play action passing game to give Ruggs some chances to beat defenses deep this season.

The Raiders depth chart isn't great at wide receiver so it wouldn't be surprising to see Ruggs ascend it rather quickly into being an every week starter, but the chances of him leading the team in targets here in 2020 just don't seem very high.

Fan. Tm. Player
WR1WR1 Tyrell Williams
WR2WR2 Henry Ruggs III
WR3WR3 Hunter Renfrow
WR4WR4 Bryan Edwards
WR5WR5 Nelson Agholor
WR6WR6 Zay Jones
WR7WR7 Keelan Doss
WR8WR8 Marcell Ateman
WRWR Rico Gafford
Raiders Depth Chart
News From The Past 90 Days
Injury Henry Ruggs injured in moving accident
Dad says he's OK
By: Mike Krueger | Mon Jun 1, 4:00 pm

Las Vegas Raiders
Las Vegas Raiders rookie receiver Henry Ruggs III, the team's top draft pick, suffered a cut to his thigh recently while moving things into a trailer, his father told AL.com on Monday. "He was trying to move a trailer or something -- move furniture or something -- and the trailer just kind of pinned him against a car or a wall or something," Henry Ruggs Jr. said. "He's pretty much OK, I'm about to go out there and see him in a little bit. It was just like a little open wound on his leg, a little incision. Like something had stuck him right there on his thigh a little bit." (ESPN)

FFToday's Take: This doesn't sound serious and the Raiders are not commenting at this time. Ruggs is expected to crack the starting lineup in his rookie season.



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