Breaking: Raiders $9.31 Million Star Closing In On Deal To Join Colts In Proposed Blockbuster Move

Breaking: Raiders $9.31 Million Star Closing In On Deal To Join Colts In Proposed Blockbuster Move

The Los Vegas Raiders were not among the clubs connected to Brock Bowers, even though he is regarded as one of the best tight end prospects to enter the draft in years. The fact that Bowers was available at No. 13 and the Raiders’ decision to draft him were unexpected.

It came as such a shock because the team had just a year prior added Michael Mayer with the 35th choice. Although it seems like the team wants to use both tight ends extensively, it’s also feasible they want to try to get some value back for Mayer. The trade that would send Mayer and a 2025 sixth-round pick to the Indianapolis Colts for a 2025 second-round pick was proposed by Dallas Robinson of Pro Football Focus.

In a May 6 essay, Robinson stated, “Las Vegas doesn’t necessarily have to trade Mayer after using the 13th overall pick on fellow TE Brock Bowers, who can play as an oversized slot receiver.” “In 2023, New Raiders offensive coordinator Luke Getsy ran 12 players (two tight ends) at the seventh-highest percentage (23.5%) in the NFL.

“But Tom Telesco, the Raiders’ first-year general manager, was not involved in Mayer’s 2023 draft selection. If Vegas can recover the second-round pick it used to select Mayer, he might be open to moving the gifted tight end.

Getting a second-round pick back for Mayer could be appealing. They’d at least be getting the value back that they used to get him. That said, it sounds like the Raiders plan to keep the young tight end.

Brock Bowers Talks Teaming up With Michael Mayer

It’s not just any tight end, Bowers. He can line up anywhere on the offensive line and is a dynamic athlete. Mayer is a more conventional tight end that the Raiders may use in that capacity. This gives the group more freedom to employ Bowers in more inventive ways.

Bowers, for his part, is thrilled to be working with Mayer.

“I think it makes it difficult for defenses to match up personnel-wise in order to defend against pass and the run if you have two great tight ends,” Bowers stated to the media on May 10.”

Mayer didn’t have a huge rookie season but he showed flashes of big-time potential. If offensive coordinator Luke Getsy figures out a way to use both tight ends effectively, the Raiders will be giving a lot of defenses difficult matchups.

Antonio Pierce Excited About TE Duo

The enthusiasm that head coach Antonio Pierce displays for his new tight end tandem is another strong hint that the Raiders won’t move Mayer.

“This is going to be a terrific combo, I thought to myself. During his media appearance on May 10, Pierce stated, “We have two young studs who can help us win a lot of games and grow up together within our organization.”

Although Bowers was not a necessary tight end for the Raiders, it is difficult to discount him as a prospect. The group may feature one of the NFL’s most intriguing passing assaults. The team may have the finest tight end combination in the NFL because the wide receiver room is loaded. That ought to cover up a lot of the possible problems at quarterback.

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