There’s no doubt that the Las Vegas Raiders need help in getting to opposing quarterbacks. Perhaps, Kansas State EDGE Wyatt Hubert could help in that department.
The Raiders will need to address the EDGE position next year regardless of whether they qualify for the playoffs. We all know what Maxx Crosby brings to the table and Clelin Ferrell’s finally emerging as a star. The duo has combined for eight sacks in 2020, with linebacker Nicholas Morrow chipping in with two.
That level of production has to improve if the Raiders are trying to become contenders in these coming years. Adding talent at the edge next year will go a long way to improve what the team has in Arden Key and Carl Nassib, Hubert playing behind Crosby and Ferrell might provide the boost that Jon Gruden’s defense needs, regardless if Paul Guenther returns or not.
Hubert Is The Disruptive Force The Raiders Are Missing
Hubert, the six-foot-three and 270-pound monster was a disruptive force for Kansas State. He amassed a whopping 33 tackles for a loss to go with 20 sacks in the Big 12 conference. If that wasn’t eye-popping enough, Hubert also forced three fumbles in his collegiate career.
Pro Football Focus has given a very high grade for his pass-rushing abilities, 90.7 to be exact. The biggest hole in his game is his run-stopping prowess, as PFF gives him a paltry 60.9 grade. The flip side is that Hubert would be drafted with the purpose of getting to quarterbacks. Like all teams, the NFL combine will provide a closer but it’s obvious that Hubert has the motor and drive to get signal-callers. We are sure that the Raiders could make use of his talents.
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