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Carter Bradley Wanted By The Raiders

Carter Bradley
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After six years in college, quarterback Carter Bradley has signed with the Las Vegas Raiders! He spent four years in Ohio with the Toledo Rockets as a backup behind Eli Peters and DeQuan Finn before transferring to South Alabama to be the starter for the Jaguars.

Las Vegas Filling A Need

With one of the worst QB rooms in the league, the Raiders still passed on every opportunity to draft one. This offseason incoming free agent signee Gardner Minshew and last season's rookie starter Aidan O'Connell will be competing for this year's starting position.

Last season O'Connell struggled in his rookie season as he threw for 2,200 yards, 12 touchdowns and 7 interceptions with a 40.5 QBR (25th in the NFL).

General Manager Tom Telesco is trusting his young leader, at the moment, and hoping he can learn from the veteran Gardner Minshew as he's been in the league for five seasons now.

How can Carter Bradley Contribute In Las Vegas

As an undrafted free agent most of the time they never accomplish a ton in the league but with such an unknown at the QB position Bradley could sneak his way onto the roster. Bradley is an experienced leader who plays up in competition very well. Throughout his career in Mobile, Alabama as a Jaguar he led his team to a blowout win on the road against Big 12 runner-up Oklahoma State and a close loss on the road in Los Angeles where they fell to UCLA 32-31. Once Carter Bradley lands in Las Vegas he will quickly show the staff why he should have been used as one of their eight draft picks.

He will be able to contribute sooner rather than later to the team. Maybe not contributing for wins and losses but for building depth for the locker room. Bradley needs to work on a few specific things listed in the next paragraph before legitimately saying he can compete for playing time.

Scouting Collegiate Level Carter Bradley

The NFL-level deep ball isn't consistently there, and he doesn't have a strong arm. He can also really benefit from working on 'passing on the move' as he loses way too much accuracy once he starts moving from the pocket.

Some positives are he can quickly read the opposing defenses pre-snap and post-snap while getting the ball off quickly to the short and intermediate passes.

He has also shown his toughness by standing tall in the pocket and releasing accurate passes while getting rocked by the defender.


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