Al Davis' obsession with speed continues as ESPN's Bill Williamson is reporting the Raiders signed return specialist Yamon Figurs to a futures contract. Figures, a 3rd round pick in the 2007 Draft, spent his first two years with the Ravens before splitting 2009 between Detroit and Tampa Bay.
Figurs' rookie year was his best, as he put up 1309 total return yards with 2 touchdowns. Figurs and Nick Miller figure to compete for the starting KR job in training camp.
I like the signing. Great kick returner than will replace the pregnant Gary Russel
My Raiders Mock
1 Khalil Mack OLB Buffalo/Sammy Watkins WR Clemson
2 Derek Carr QB Fresno State/Zach Mettenberger QB LSU
3 Jarvis Landry WR LSU/Scott Crichton DE Oregon State
4 Dontae Johnson CB/FS NC State
Have fun with a KR who runs from side to side instead of trying to go up field.
Originally Posted by Metsox
mo drew gets about 16 touches a game on offense (on a good day), and will run circles around ray rice. rice has no speed, 2nd burst or agility. he's a strong midget. How can anyone be excited about that.