Las vegas sports predictions 2021
Here are the bold predictions for the 2021 Las Vegas Raiders.Henry Ruggs Has 1,000 Yards Receiving.It is hard to find anyone that believes.Henry Ruggs rookie season was not underwhelming at best.In this instance, those individuals would be right.The difference in strength was noticeable between him and defensive backs last season, especially at the line of scrimmage.
When you consider how wide receivers drafted after him performed, it is understandable why some fans are skeptical about his future.If you follow Ruggs social media accounts, you know the emphasis he has put on adding muscle this off-season.As long as the speed is still there, then he will be a force to be reckoned with this season.Unless your name is Tyreek Hill, smaller receivers typically do not last long in this league.They are typically too brittle and physically inferior to even the average defensive back a la John Ross.
It will be up to Jon Gruden to find more creative ways to incorporate him into the offense.Ruggs finished with just over 450 yards receiving last season, so he will need to more than double his production to reach 1000 yards.Two Raiders Record Double-Digit Sacks, this one is a doozy.The last time the Raiders had two players simultaneously record 10 sacks in a single season was 2006.The players were Derrick Burgess (11) and Warren Sapp (10).Mind you, this is a team that had Khalil Mack in his prime.
That just goes to show you how historically awful Raiders defenses have been the last two decades.So, what is going to be different this season?The arrivals of defensive coordinator Gus Bradley, and defensive end.Yannick Ngakoue, will be the catalyst for the Raiders.