1. Henry Ruggs needed that
It’s not hindsight to question whether the Raiders should have taken wide receiver Jerry Jeudy over Alabama teammate Henry Ruggs.
The conventional wisdom was the Raiders would take Jeudy or Oklahoma’s CeeDee Lamb if available at No. 12 in the draft, and both were there for the taking. But the Raiders did what the Raiders often do and took Ruggs.
To say he has been a disappointment before and through most of Sunday’s game is an understatement.
Against the Jets, Ruggs had a pass go off his hands in the first quarter that turned into an interception that turned away a promising Raiders drive.
And in the fourth quarter, Ruggs caught a pass, but then lost a fumble. The Jets took advantage by going ahead 28-24, erasing what had been a two-possession deficit.