Clelin Ferrell says his hard work will show why Raiders picked him

AP

Clelin Ferrell was a big surprise as the fourth player off the board in the NFL draft, a pick that had people scratching their heads and wondering what Raiders coach Jon Gruden and G.M. Mike Mayock were thinking.

Ferrell can’t do anything to change any minds until the games start for real, but for now, he says he’s working hard on the practice field to show his new teammates and coaches what kind of player he is.

“Just that I’m a worker,” Ferrell said, via Scott Bair of NBCSportsBayArea.com. “The play is going to come with itself, but I just want to earn the respect of my teammates, that’s the biggest thing. So much going on around because you’re a rookie and don’t know much. Everything is just new, it’s a whole new situation, whole new playbook, whole new teammates, everything. So, just come in with the right mindset and right attitude, work hard and just earn the respect of my teammates is the biggest thing.”

Ferrell says he’s always been that kind of worker.

“It comes from where I grew up and just how I was raised. Regardless of the circumstances, it’s always about your attitude and about your outlook on life,” Ferrell said. “You could always be in a worse situation, you know what I mean? So for me, it’s always about my attitude, so regardless of anything that I’ve ever been through, any struggles or success, you know, I always try to keep a positive attitude because that’s so important just as far as, you know, affecting others and if you want to get out of those situations.”

Ferrell has the right attitude, even if many didn’t think he was the right pick.

6 responses to “Clelin Ferrell says his hard work will show why Raiders picked him

  1. We’ll just have to wait a couple years to see how all the Raiders’ picked work out. It seems like they got about 7 or 8 really good players. Also, I don’t recall a lot of excitement over Aaron Donald in the two weeks following his draft. He was selected with the 13th pick. Had the Rams taken him at #4, all the experts would have been scratching their heads on that one too.

  2. Bosa was gone so they got the next guy they wanted with the pick they had. Can’t trade back if there is no one who wants to move up.

  3. Bernard Sanders/2020🇺🇸 says:
    May 6, 2019 at 6:43 am

    If he come in and produces double digits sacks his rookie year, he will be like liked, he does it his second year he will be loved!!!

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    That’s placing an unreasonable expectation on Ferrell all things considered. Even Khalil Mack only had 4 sacks as a Raiders rookie. Not that the two should even be compared. As they are two different types of players with several different strengths to their games that the other really does not have.

  4. This attitude and “character” are what made him the #4 pick. And by the way, he’s a pretty good football player too.

  5. If anyone watched the tape between Bosa and Ferrell. Ferrell has dominated against better competition(Bama). Bosa got man handeld against Oklahoma

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