Raiders’ Magnificent Seven Sign on Saturday

Remember the names of Henry Ruggs III, Damon Arnette, Lynn Bowden Jr, Bryan Edwards, Tanner Muse, John Simpson, and Amik Robertson. You’ll hear them frequently. All of the Las Vegas Raiders 2020 draft picks signed one after another on Saturday after testing negative for Covid-19. 

The new kids on the block

The Las Vegas Raiders didn’t wait long to secure the players of their future. After having passed not one, but two tests in a 48 hour period as the amendments to the current Collective Bargaining Agreement dictated. On rookie signing Saturday, they got them all done within business hours.

Henry Ruggs III

Ruggs was the number 12 overall pick in the 2020 draft, and is viewed as the best receiving prospect out of his respective receiving class. Ruggs produced the fastest 40-yard time at the 2020 NFL Scouting Combine. However, Ruggs has to beat Rico Gafford in 1-v-1 foot race to be crowned the fastest man on the Raiders.

Damon Arnette

The 19th pick in the draft comes in with attitude and swag. Arnette was the second-best corner in the NCAA in 2020, behind only his teammate Jeff Okudah. Teams stayed away from Okudah, so it was Arnette who did the dirty work. Arnette enjoyed the dirt like a pig does slop, like a junkyard dog enjoys his scrap heap. Raider Nation should be ecstatic by how happy he is to throw on his uniform.

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Lynn Bowden Jr

What does a deck of cards, Batman, and the NFL have in common? Without “The Joker” they are all incomplete. The NFL has evolved into a passing league with misdirection and versatility across positions. Bowden has done it all, played it all, and succeeded at it all. Bowden is simply must-see tv with the football in his hands.

Bryan Edwards

When it comes to receiving at the University of South Carolina, Edwards is the best in nearly every category that matters. Edwards owns the records for receptions and receiving yards. His 22 touchdowns in three seasons was one back of the school record co-held by Sidney Rice and Alshon Jeffrey. Edwards plays physical at wide receiver, maximizing his size advantage against defensive backs.

Tanner Muse

Muse is a sideline to sideline defender who is tough to get away from. Armed with versatility and a whole lot of athleticism, Muse is a defender best suited to the box. A sure tackler, along with being able to man up both running backs and tight ends, Muse is a Swiss army knife to be manipulated at will by Paul Guenther.

John Simpson

Big guys need love too. Simpson, is a road grading, man’s man, at offensive guard. A big finisher, pairing Simpson with Tom Cable will be stupendous for his development. Getting the opportunity to watch one of the best interior lines in the NFL will only make him better.

Amik Robertson

It doesn’t matter how big the dog in the fight is, but rather, the size of the fight in the dog. Robertson’s personal vertical challenge is obvious, but so is his tenacity. Styles make fights, and Robertson’s size and scrappy nature make for an interesting style. Another undeniable pro in his favor is a great leaping ability. While the size may not be ideal, the style is a perfect complement to the defense.

Ladies and Gentlemen your 2020 draft class and officially your newest Las Vegas Raiders.

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