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Selection Comment - Pick #8

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Jalen Milroe



Can the AP magic continue in his first full season as a HC? Beyond winning games, the fiery new coach unleashed young talent on the roster including Zamir White (99.3 ypg and 4.7 ypc last 4 games), Tre Tucker (8 touches for 116 yards over last 2 games), and Malcolm Koonce (6 sacks over last 4 games after only 2 sacks in his first 2 seasons). Additionally, he revitalized the career of Jack Jones, turned Thayer Munford into a long-term starter, reignited the promise initially seen in Tre'von Moehrig, and turned Robert Spillane from journeyman to defensive standout.

The impact Pierce made on the careers of his players was immense in Year 1, and, if it carries over to Year 2, the Raiders could be a surprise team in the league. Still, the lack of elite signal caller is likely to be the limiting factor of this team. Being able to throw to Brock Bowers, Michael Mayer, Davante Adams, Jakobi Meyers, Tre Tucker, and Michael Gallup should help mask the deficiencies of Garner Minshew or Aidan O'Connell, but, for the Raiders to ever bring a ring back to Vegas, a major upgrade at sports' premium position is a glaring need.

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