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    2016 Draft Weekend Chatter Thread...

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    WTHell?

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    If we are going to do this, I'm going to use the opportunity to homer out...

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    Reggie McKenzie: DeAndre Washington more than just a third-down back


    Posted by Josh Alper on May 4, 2016, 12:19 PM EDT

    Running back Latavius Murray ran for 1,066 yards last season and went to the Pro Bowl, so it’s fair to say that his first full year as the lead back in Oakland was a successful one.

    One thing that the Raiders would like to improve is keeping Murray’s production at a high level across the entire season. After rushing for 4.8 yards per carry in the first half, Murray dropped to 3.3 yards per carry in the second half of the year. They boosted the offensive line by signing guard Kelechi Osemele, which should help the entire offense, and General Manager Reggie McKenzie believes the team got a back in the fifth round who can help keep Murray fresh.

    DeAndre Washington is built similarly to Darren Sproles and was used frequently as a receiver at Texas Tech, which seemed to put him on track for a role on third downs in the NFL. McKenzie thinks Washington can do more, however.

    “We think he’s a complete back, and when he gets out in space, he can make you look silly.” McKenzie said on 95.7 The Game, via the team’s website. “He can catch the ball, but he can run between the tackles as well as well as bouncing it outside. We think he’s the total package as a runner. We really like him.”

    Taiwan Jones, Roy Helu and George Atkinson are the other backs on the roster and none of them proved to be a complement for Murray last season, so the team may need to look outside should Washington fall short of McKenzie’s expectations in the coming months.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Iamtdg View Post
    If we are going to do this, I'm going to use the opportunity to homer out...

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    Reggie McKenzie: DeAndre Washington more than just a third-down back


    Posted by Josh Alper on May 4, 2016, 12:19 PM EDT

    Running back Latavius Murray ran for 1,066 yards last season and went to the Pro Bowl, so it’s fair to say that his first full year as the lead back in Oakland was a successful one.

    One thing that the Raiders would like to improve is keeping Murray’s production at a high level across the entire season. After rushing for 4.8 yards per carry in the first half, Murray dropped to 3.3 yards per carry in the second half of the year. They boosted the offensive line by signing guard Kelechi Osemele, which should help the entire offense, and General Manager Reggie McKenzie believes the team got a back in the fifth round who can help keep Murray fresh.

    DeAndre Washington is built similarly to Darren Sproles and was used frequently as a receiver at Texas Tech, which seemed to put him on track for a role on third downs in the NFL. McKenzie thinks Washington can do more, however.

    “We think he’s a complete back, and when he gets out in space, he can make you look silly.” McKenzie said on 95.7 The Game, via the team’s website. “He can catch the ball, but he can run between the tackles as well as well as bouncing it outside. We think he’s the total package as a runner. We really like him.”

    Taiwan Jones, Roy Helu and George Atkinson are the other backs on the roster and none of them proved to be a complement for Murray last season, so the team may need to look outside should Washington fall short of McKenzie’s expectations in the coming months.

    He's going to be a good back.

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    Quote Originally Posted by skidadl View Post
    He's going to be a good back.
    If they can find a way to get him in space, he is going to tear it up. Not that he has to be in space to excel, but that's where he is obviously best.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cowboysrock55 View Post
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    im not normal

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    Quote Originally Posted by Iamtdg View Post
    If they can find a way to get him in space, he is going to tear it up. Not that he has to be in space to excel, but that's where he is obviously best.
    He's very strong and compact.

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