HENDERSON Nev. — Las Vegas RaidersFriday's announcement by the defense end stated that they will not be acquiring the fifth-year options for any of their three first round picks in the 2019 draft. Clelin FerrellThe fourth-ranked runner that year was Runnerback, a selection made by. Josh JacobsSafety, who was 24th Johnathan Abram, the 27th overall choice.
Ferrell and Abram were both draft reaches at that time. Jacobs, however, authored two 1,000-yard rush seasons in his first and second years. Jacobs was then named to the Pro Bowl for 2020.
“We look forward working with all three of them and we will evaluate each situation individually moving ahead,” said Dave Ziegler, Raiders general manager.
They were selected by Jon Gruden, general manager, and Jon Mayock. If the Raiders do not take the options, it would mean that coach Josh McDaniels (Ziegler) and the Raiders new regime are waiting to see what happens with the roster they inherited in January.
The options would have been priced at $11.5 million each for Ferrell and $8.034 million respectively for Jacobs and $7.901 millions for Abram.
McDaniels was interviewed Thursday night during the second round of the draft. The team was currently deciding whether to exercise their options.
McDaniels stated that there are always difficult decisions to make when those situations arise. “But we will also be watching how the draft turns out. This is all part of the process. Those guys are great. All of them have been great. It's been a great experience getting to know them. I look forward to building relationships with them. [the options]You may not feel the same way, but that doesn't mean your relationship is going to change.
“So, we are just pouring into them and hoping that they get a feel for us. They're doing the exact same thing. Couldn't ask for anything more from any of them and we'll cross this bridge here in the coming days.”
Ferrell is the quarterback Kyler Murray, defensive end Nick BosaProtective and offensive tackle Quinnen WilliamsMayock stated that he was the Raiders' highest-rated player when they drafted him.
Ferrell did not play in any of his 16 final games last season after he had started his 26 first games (15 as a rookie and eleven his second season. He has eight total tackles throughout his career: 4.5 as a rookie; 2.0 in 2020; 1.5 last season.
Jacobs has rushed for 3,087 yards, 28 touchdowns, an average of 4.2 yards per carry, and caught 107 passes for 752 yard in his three seasons. However, his rushing yards have decreased from 1,150 yards in his rookie season to 1,065 yards for 2020 to 872 yard last year.
Jacobs is not the only Raiders returning. Kenyan DrakeDrake is running back but Drake will return from an ankle injury that ended his season in Week 13. Las Vegas also signed a pair former New England PatriotsIn Brandon Bolden Jakob JohnsonVeteran Ameer Abdullah.
Still, quarterback Derek CarrMcDaniels' offensive strategy would have a positive impact on Jacobs, according to recent reports.
The hard-hitting Abram, who was sidelined for most of his rookie season with a shoulder injury, has proven himself to be a positive in the run defense, but a liability when it comes to pass coverage. After suffering another shoulder injury that ended his season and cost him three more games, he has only played in 28 out of 49 possible games. Cincinnati Bengals.