The Raiders just wrapped up their preseason slate on Saturday with a 31-16 loss to the Dallas Cowboys. Vegas used the game to get many of their rookies a lot of action, hoping to see positive development from players aiming to secure a roster spot. One such rookie on display was the team’s most recent second-round …
Rookies in the National Football League experience their “Welcome to the NFL” moment in a variety of ways. This moment can come in the form of a significant touchdown, or in the case of Las Vegas Raiders rookie Michael Mayer, a brutal tackle. The rookie tight end took the podium Tuesday and described his “Welcome to the NFL” experience.
The Las Vegas Raiders have had their fair share of standout rookies in recent years. Players like Amari Cooper and Josh Jacobs made significant impacts while on rookie deals. However, it’s been a while since the Raiders have seen a first-year player make it to the Pro Bowl. Could this year be different? Could Michael Mayer, the Raiders’ second-round pick in the 2023 NFL Draft, be the dark horse for Offensive Rookie of the Year?