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Raiders pick WR Henry Ruggs III No. 12 overall in 2020 NFL Draft


With their first pick in the first round of the 2020 NFL Draft, the Las Vegas Raiders selected Henry Ruggs III with the 12th pick.

Ruggs, Jerry Jeudy, and DeVonta Smith formed one of the strongest receiver trios we've seen in a long time in 2019. He started 12 contests this past season, averaging a team-high 18.7 yards per catch (40-746) and scoring seven touchdowns while also returning kickoffs (12-286-23.8) and taking a backwards pass (counted as a rush) for a 75-yard touchdown against New Mexico State). Ruggs started all 15 games as a sophomore, ranking second in the SEC with 11 receiving touchdowns and grabbing 46 passes for 741 yards overall (16.1 per). The speedster from Montgomery, Alabama, who was a five-star recruit after scoring 20 touchdowns on 102 touches as a senior, played in all 14 games as a reserve his true freshman season (12-229-19.1, six TDs receiving; 13-239-18.4 kick returns; 8-46-5.8 punt returns). If you see Ruggs throw up a three-fingered salute after scoring a touchdown, it is in memory of his friend, Rod Scott, who died in a car accident in 2016. Ruggs had planned on being with Scott that day but fell ill and did not leave the house.

With the 12th overall pick in the 2020 NFL Draft, the Las Vegas Raiders select wide receiver Henry Ruggs III.

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