Latavius Murray, Running Back Oakland Raiders
There’s a lot of buzz surrounding Latavius Murray in Raider nation. “Size and speed” he told the San Francisco Chronicle. What does GM Reggie McKenzie think about all of this? “He can do it all” Kevin Patra of nfl.com reports. Murray was once asked to move to linebacker in college, but he now has a chance to make fools of those coaches. Latavius Murray started for the Raiders at the tail end of last season, and from the sounds of training camp, he looks to stay the starter.
Analysis: The Raiders haven’t had a 1,000 yard rusher since Darren McFadden in 2010. The leadership from the front office believes that’s going to change this year. Coaches have raved about his talent, but Murray was also absent the majority of his rookie year with a foot injury. Sources say he feels 100% and ready to go this season. We’ll see how he does this pre-season before we make any snap judgements.
Delanie Walker, Tight End Tennessee Titans
Source- NBC Sports
Titans standout Delanie Walker has suffered a hand injury. How he sustained the injury is unknown, but it required 12 stitches. Walker led the team in receiving yards last year with 890 yards. Head Coach Ken Whisenhunt believes that Walker should only miss a couple days of work, and no broken bones have been reported yet.
Analysis: It appears that the injury sustained is not serious. The biggest thing for Walker at this point is to grow a chemistry with rookie quarterback Marcus Mariota. With the injury being a small deal, Walker remains to be a solid choice at TE in all formats.
Nelson Agholor, Wide Receiver Philadelphia Eagles
Source- Philadelphia Inquirer
It has been reported that rookie wide receiver Nelson Agholor is taking first team reps. This shouldn’t be a huge surprise, since he’s their best option outside of Jordan Matthews. He may be battling Riley Cooper for a starting role, but based off of Cooper’s poor performance last year on a team that was the third highest scoring offense, that battle should not be too tough.
Analysis: As mentioned above, the Eagles don’t have a lot of great options for a wide receiver. It’ll be interesting to see the starting lineups going into the preseason games this year. Chip Kelly is a coach that’s hard to predict for most experts. We’ll see if we see a trend in Philly, and keep you updated on any pertinent information.