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1 hour ago, FalconsIn2012 said:

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How Lynn Bowden Jr. Looked in Camp and Why the Raiders Traded Him | Sports Illustrated Miami Dolphins News, Analysis and More

UPDATED: Sep 5, 2020

How Lynn Bowden Jr. Looked in Camp and Why the Raiders Traded Him

A scouting report on new Miami Dolphins running back-receiver-returner Lynn Bowden Jr. after he was acquired in a trade with the Las Vegas Raiders

By Alain Poupart , | ORIGINAL: Sep 5, 2020

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Jim Dedmon-USA Today Sports

Lynn Bowden Jr. was among the most exciting prospects in the 2020 NFL draft because of his ability to do so many things, whether it be throw the ball, run it, catch it or return punts.

The Las Vegas Raiders selected Bowden in the third round and they certainly weren't the only team interested in him. In fact, the Dolphins were one of those teams that liked Bowden.

So now that Bowden has been traded from the Raiders to the Dolphins, the question must be asked: What happened in Las Vegas, and why did Mike Mayock and Jon Gruden give up on him before even his first regular season game?

To get an idea, we checked with RaiderMaven publisher Hondo Carpenter.

"Lynn Bowden was a Swiss Army knife in training camp for the Raiders this year," Carpenter wrote for AllDolphins+. "He was able to do numerous things at numerous positions, but didn't fit on the Raiders where they had several players that could do the same.

"He was the quintessential player that was a jack-of-all-trades but a master of none. His inability to be a potent blocker in pass protection is why he's not in Las Vegas now.

"While not dazzling, he looked very good running the football from the running back position, as well as the returner spot, and as a receiver. But not being able to break into the two deep at any of those spots combined with his struggles blocking in passing situations was his downfall."

With the Dolphins, one could envision Bowden being used as a receiver and returner, and also occasionally in the Wildcat, which he ran quite a bit at Kentucky.

If the Raiders already had too many guys like Bowden makes you question why they even drafted him. I don't know if I would have traded a 4th to get him but I did like him at Kentucky and wish the Falcons had that kind of offensive weapon.

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10 hours ago, FalconsIn2012 said:

The reports from Raiders camp said he was solid.  A Swiss Army knife who was good in several roles but not a master at any.  Not a surprise considering he was recruited to play WR and did so very well for two years...then Kentucky’s QB goes down and he is asked to play QB most of the year where he rushed for 1,600 yards.  
 

For us, I’d love him in the return game and WR...could get a few snaps at RB too, but it’s not his natural position

Raiders camp said he was trash. What are you talking about? Why would they trade him if he was solid?

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7 minutes ago, FalconsIn2012 said:

I linked the article.  Feel free to read.

They didn’t feel comfortable with him as the #2 RB....he hasn’t played RB since HS so no surprise there.  He is a WR

One article doesn't change multiple reports of him struggling all camp. He isn't a good WR either. Suspect hands, terrible blocking, mediocre route running. His best bet is at RB and he isn't very good at that either. 

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12 minutes ago, Ovie_Lover said:

One article doesn't change multiple reports of him struggling all camp. He isn't a good WR either. Suspect hands, terrible blocking, mediocre route running. His best bet is at RB and he isn't very good at that either. 
 

Look at the Dolphins announcement compared to Raiders.  What jumps out at you?  Bowden is a WR...hasn’t played RB since he was a teenager

 


 

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3 minutes ago, Knight of God said:

Somebody. I seriously dont trust the current crew.

KOG, you know more about Haha than I do, what's your opinion as to why he keeps getting moved around as much as he has after being a 1st round pick? Packers traded him in his contract year, then Redskins, Bears, Cowboys and now before he ever plays a game for the Cowboys they cut him. Is he a bad apple that doesn't fit in the locker room or is it strictly a lack of performance?

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38 minutes ago, AUTiger7222 said:

KOG, you know more about Haha than I do, what's your opinion as to why he keeps getting moved around as much as he has after being a 1st round pick? Packers traded him in his contract year, then Redskins, Bears, Cowboys and now before he ever plays a game for the Cowboys they cut him. Is he a bad apple that doesn't fit in the locker room or is it strictly a lack of performance?

He's not that good. More of an upgraded Ishmael type. A little faster but he is what he is.

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