Throughout the summer, many fans have continued to be stunned that the Las Vegas Raiders selected Georgia running back Zamir White.Â This move quickly raised questions about whether he would eventually replace Josh Jacobs. That being said, let’s focus on what the former Bulldog can achieve in his debut year.
Zamir White’s Final Year at Georgia
Prior to joining the Silver and Black, he shared the Georgia backfield with James Cook. They worked together to make a powerful group of running backs that dominated the SEC. In addition, they went on to beat Alabama in the National Championship Game. During that amazing season, he rushed for 856 yards and 11 touchdowns. He also rushed for 84 yards and one touchdown in the Alabama matchup. Zamir’s skill set and bull-rushing ability likely piqued the interest of the Raiders’ personnel department, resulting in his selection.
Zeus’s Outlook For The 2022 Raiders Season
While his role with the squad has yet to be decided, you can anticipate him having his fair number of carries as the season progresses. He was possibly picked to eventually replace Jacobs. So, it’s evident that he’ll be the team’s starting running back in the near future depending on Jacobs’ fate. Despite the fact that the squad already has a large number of running backs on the roster, he may be the main one who sticks out. Depending on the package, he could be used for short runs on the goal line.
He’ll be forcing his way through defenses to gain those additional yards because he’s a tank of an athlete weighing 215 pounds. With each snap, he’ll become more acquainted with the pro-level style of football, which will only help him improve. He could be a key player this season, but his first year with the Silver and Black could still be marked by 400 yards rushing and five touchdowns.
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