Deep dive into Henry Ruggs III's Alabama career and what he might do for Raiders

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In this episode of the Raiders Talk Podcast, co-hosts Scott Bair and Josh Schrock are joined by AL.com senior Alabama beat writer Michael Casagrande, who provides great insight on No. 12 overall NFL draft pick Henry Ruggs III, his growth while with the Crimson Tide, what makes him tick and why he’s more than just a speed demon. Then Josh and Scott discuss our takeaways from the interview and what kind of impact Ruggs could have as a rookie with the Raiders.

(1:58) Casagrande on Ruggs’ growth as a receiver at Alabama

(4:23) Casagrande on what formed Ruggs' competitive drive, why 'you can see he's not like all the others'

(5:29) Casagrande's reaction on Ruggs getting drafted before Jerry Jeudy

(6:50) Casagrande on whether Ruggs could increase catch volume, how he was used at Alabama

(10:55) Casagrande on Josh Jacobs' career at Alabama and his NFL impact

(17:27) Josh and Scott on whether Ruggs or Jeudy will have a bigger rookie impact

(19:20) Josh and Scott on how Ruggs could fit into Jon Gruden's scheme

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