Andre Debose to the Oakland Raiders: Full Draft-Pick Breakdown

May 3, 2015   ·     ·   Jump to comments

In a practical but semi-necessary decision, the Oakland Raiders added a kick and punt return specialist to the roster. Andre Debose isn’t going to catch a lot of passes from quarterback Derek Carr, but he’ll look to put the offense in good field position.
The knock on this pick is that Debose is a one-dimensional player. As a receiver, he’s not a threat on the field. When he’s returning kicks, it’s a different story. In four seasons at Florida, he accumulated 2,111 kick return yards and returned four kicks for touchdowns. He has a 26.7 yard kick return average.
Bleacher Report’s Matt Miller raises some questions about this pick that are somewhat unsettling.
As previously mentioned, drafting a one-dimensional wide receiver only beneficial on special teams isn’t the best move, but Debose might have showed enough skill as receiver when given the opportunity. Miller also brings up age and a prior off-the-field issue that may or may n...

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