Which 2020 NFL Draft picks are the most under-hyped for the Las Vegas Raiders?
The Las Vegas Raiders are moving to Sin City in 2020, and while the NFL’s newest city didn’t get to host the 2020 NFL Draft as they had hoped, but the Raiders still had a really good class overall with some underrated pickups throughout.
The Raiders’ 2020 draft class started off with somewhat of a surprise as Jon Gruden and Mike Mayock made Alabama wide receiver Henry Ruggs III the first receiver off the board.
With two first-round selections, the Raiders went after someone who can hopefully cover the stud receivers in the AFC West with Ohio State cornerback Damon Arnette.
Those two picks will undoubtedly be under pressure to perform in 2020, but the Raiders will be expecting a lot out of this class, which has a number of players flying under the radar.
Here are the team’s most under-hyped rookies for 2020.
1. Tanner Muse, S/LB, Clemson
After re-shaping their linebacker group in free agency with Cory Littleton and Nick Kwiatkoski, the Raiders completed off their new trio with Clemson safety Tanner Muse, who will be making the switch to linebacker full-time in the NFL.
In 39 starts at Clemson, Muse did a little bit of everything.
He can play deep, he can cover man-to-man, he can blitz, and he can attack the line of scrimmage in the running game.
Although he’s undersized for the linebacker position and could get exposed at times, he’s going to fly around the field and make plays for the Raiders and could be one of their most productive rookies in 2020.