Next Man Up: Wide Receiver Isaac Whitney

The Oakland Raiders are looking more and more likely to be without their pair of 1,000-yard receivers for Sunday’s game against the New York Giants.

With what appears to be only three active wide receivers on the roster, Isaac Whitney, is getting a call-up from the practice squad.

Isaac Whitney, a product of Riverside Community College was a two-year standout before transferring to USC. Injuries would rob Whitney of the majority of his senior season but a phenomenal performance at the USC pro day was enough to prompt the Raiders to sign him.

Whitney is a good old-fashioned Al Davis throwback, blessed with ideal size, 6’2″, 205 pounds and averaging 4.34 40-time. He has displayed precision in his route running and been a solid blocker as well.

An NFL regular season is a marathon, despite only playing one game a week 15 times a year and twice a week only once. In the preseason the Raiders had more able-bodied receivers than they could keep on the roster. Injuries, suspensions, and the inability to hide receivers on the practice squad have the Raiders turning over all leaves.

Lace ’em up young man, opportunity beckons.

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