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Raiders first-round draft pick Henry Ruggs seemed to take the casual dress code for the 2020 NFL Draft to the extreme by wearing a bathrobe.

At first it looked like it was part of a marketing stunt, but upon closer examination, the Ron Burgundy attire was to raise awareness for an NFL rookies' charity campaign.

The former University of Alabama standout had a great night, as he was the first wide receiver taken off the board by the Raiders in what was widely considered an extremely deep class at one of the NFL's glamour position. The speedster fits perfectly within the Raiders mystique and is a needed weapon in Jon Gruden's offense

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And you can't help but root for Ruggs who, as ESPN highlighted tonight when he was drafted, lost his best friend Rod Scott in a tragic car accident. If the newest Raider hadn't gotten sick the previous day, he would have been in that same car. 

So Ruggs seems to be living the storybook life, and even under the harsh lights of Twitter, the bathrobe was a big hit.

Time will tell whether Ruggs has as much flash on the field as his wardrobe does.

 

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