Henry Ruggs has heard “constantly” from Raiders, Broncos, 49ers

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The 2020 stay-at-home draft has changed the pre-draft process dramatically. Instead of in-person visits and workouts, teams were permitted to contact players up to three times per week, up to one hour at a time.

So plenty of players have heard from plenty of teams, but there’s reason to take a closer look at those teams that invested the most time in specific players. For Alabama receiver Henry Ruggs III, who ran the 40-yard dash in 4.27 seconds at the Scouting Combine, he told #PFTPM that three teams have been “constantly” contacting him: The Raiders, the Broncos, and the 49ers.

The Broncos are an intriguing addition to the list, given that the Broncos supposedly are looking to trade up to get Ruggs’ teammate at the receiver, Jerry Jeudy. Maybe that’s a smokescreen. Or maybe contacting Ruggs so often is the smokescreen. Or maybe both are a smokescreen.

Ruggs also mentioned the Eagles and Lions are teams he’s heard from, but it sounds like he’s heard from plenty of them. Still, keep an eye on Las Vegas, Denver, and San Francisco . . . unless the Chiefs end up turning into reality the rumors that they’re considering trading up to get Ruggs. If they don’t, they may spend the next several years trying to slow him down in their own division.

10 responses to “Henry Ruggs has heard “constantly” from Raiders, Broncos, 49ers

  1. Even in quarantine lying season is in full force. No one expected to go high isn’t going to say anything else.

  2. We need him! We got fleeced in the Mack and Cooper trades!

    One nation, Raider Nation.

  3. Chiefs can’t afford it. Unless it’s a rookie rental that is.

  4. If you’re Vegas I go Jeudy, Lamb, and Ruggs in that order. Also, trade back from 19 and snatch the best available CB – Johnson, Terrell, Hall…..

  5. This Bronco likes Ruggs more than Lamb and Jeudy, mostly because he hasn’t been beaten up as much, but I wouldn’t trade up to get any of them when there are so many great receivers to be had in the second round and third round.

    Regardless I’d prefer Elway sits tight and take Murray. That would be a killer defense.

  6. CeeDee Lamb if possible, but I also like Denzel Mims from Baylor: 6’3″, 205, 4.38 40, and led the nation in contested catches with 20. This is the redzone stud the 49ers have been lacking since T.O.

  7. Most top 20 players have heard from just about every team. Multiple times, too. I mean, everyone’s sitting at home with just a phone. I’d say for sure there is unprecedented levels of communication between the players and teams. Ruggs isn’t the only one. His agent might have told him to broadcast that so maybe he’ll get drafted a little higher?

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