Raiders Under Contract: WR Tre Tucker

The Las Vegas Raiders made an excellent choice in selecting wide receiver Tre Tucker in the third round of last year's NFL Draft.Tucker signed a rookie contract worth $5.3 million with Las Vegas, becoming him the team's fourth highest-paid wide receiver.

Tucker had an extremely promising first season, totaling 331 receiving yards, two receiving touchdowns, and 77 rushing yards in 16 games. His two touchdowns came in the Raiders' historic 63-21 win over the Los Angeles Chargers in Week 15. Tucker made his only start of the season two weeks later

The 22-year-old wide receiver from Cincinnati is expected to play an important role in the Raiders' wide out corps in the future. He and veteran wide receiver Jakobi Meyers are the only wide outs on the squad who have at least two more seasons under contract

Tucker has benefited from studying with one of the league's most gifted receiving corps, anchored by one of the game's finest wideouts, Davante Adams.

Tucker's speed is one of his biggest strengths. He joined the league as one of the fastest wide receivers in the draft, finishing tied for sixth among wideouts in the 40-yard dash at 4.40. Tucker not only has the advantage, but he uses it intelligently.

"It's the detail," Adams told reporters on December 20, just days after Tucker's Week 15 game. "Ever since he arrived, I've told you that he's been asking me all kinds of questions, trying to pick my brain about why I run a certain route. And... it's not common that guys even care to -- I don't think fast guys can't do it; I think they take the easy way out because they know they're fast and can get away with taking a super wide release on a go route rather"

From February 27 to March 4, 2024, the NFL Scouting Combine will be hosted in Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, Indiana. The NFL Draft will take place in Detroit, Michigan, on April 25-27, 2024. The Las Vegas Raiders presently have the 13th overall pick.

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