Raiders rookie Ruggs brings much more than speed to game originally appeared on NBC Sports Bayarea
Raiders tight end Darren Waller noticed the speed of wide receiver Henry Ruggs long before the team drafted the former Alabama star in the first round to play alongside him. He was watching at the NFL combine when the speedster clocked a 4.27-second 40-yard dash.
“My friend said he’s as fast as a roach when you cut the lights on,” Waller said only partly in jest during training camp.
Waller was still amazed when he was finally able to take the practice field with Ruggs. “He’s fast,” Waller said. “It’s as advertised or even crazier in person. It looks effortless. I know it’s not, but I mean, I haven’t seen anything like it.”