Henry Ruggs
Henry Ruggs
22-Year-Old Wide ReceiverWR
Las Vegas Raiders
2021 Fantasy Outlook
The first WR taken in last year’s draft (12th overall), Ruggs never had a consistent role in the Raiders offense. At 6-0, 190, and with elite speed (4.27 40) and athleticism (42-inch vertical, 131-inch broad jump), Ruggs’ physical specs are not in doubt. And he averaged 17.4 YPC and 10.5 YPT, with four catches of 40-plus on only 43 targets, i.e., his per-play output was what you’d expect from a game-breaking downfield receiver. But Derek Carr simply did not target Ruggs often — he never had more than five in any game, and journeyman Nelson Agholor surprisingly served as the team’s No. 1 outside receiver. Agholor is gone, but Vegas brought in fellow field-stretcher John Brown, who is likely to compete with Ruggs for downfield targets. It’s too early to say Ruggs is a bust, but he’ll have to compete for snaps with Brown, last year’s third-rounder Bryan Edwards, newly signed Willie Snead and slot man Hunter Renfrow. Moreover, tight end Darren Waller is Carr’s go-to guy. Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed a four-year, $16.67 million contract with the Raiders in July of 2020.
Beats Steelers deep
WRLas Vegas Raiders
September 19, 2021
Ruggs recorded five receptions on seven targets for 113 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's Week 2 win over the Steelers.
ANALYSIS
Ruggs had only 15 total yards at halftime, but he made the Steelers pay throughout the second half to help the Raiders to a win. On the team's second possession of the the third quarter, he got open down the middle of the field for a 30-yard gain, which set up a nine-yard touchdown on the next play for Foster Moreau. Ruggs finished the job himself one quarter later, when he cut through the middle of the field for a 61-yard touchdown. The effort marked the second time that Ruggs has topped 100 yards receiving in 15 games in the NFL.
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Advanced NFL Stats
How do Henry Ruggs' 2021 advanced stats compare to other wide receivers?
This section compares his advanced stats with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average. The longer the bar, the better it is for the player.
  • Air Yards Per Game
    The number of air yards he is averaging per game. Air yards measure how far the ball was thrown downfield for both complete and incomplete passes. Air yards are recorded as a negative value when the pass is targeted behind the line of scrimmage. All air yards data is from Sports Info Solutions and does not include throwaways as targeted passes.
  • Air Yards Per Snap
    The number of air yards he is averaging per offensive snap.
  • % Team Air Yards
    The percentage of the team's total air yards he accounts for.
  • % Team Targets
    The percentage of the team's total targets he accounts for.
  • Avg Depth of Target
    Also known as aDOT, this stat measures the average distance down field he is being targeted at.
  • Catch Rate
    The number of catches made divided by the number of times he was targeted by the quarterback.
  • Drop Rate
    The number of passes he dropped divided by the number of times he was targeted by the quarterback.
  • Avg Yds After Catch
    The number of yards he gains after the catch on his receptions.
Air Yards Per Game
87.0
 
Air Yards Per Snap
1.78
 
% Team Air Yards
20.9%
 
% Team Targets
12.4%
 
Avg Depth of Target
15.8 Yds
 
Catch Rate
36.8%
 
Drop Rate
5.3%
 
Avg Yds After Catch
8.1
 
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Receiving Alignment Breakdown
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Overall QB Rating Against
94.2
 
Cornerbacks
87.8
 
Safeties
72.5
 
Linebackers
132.5
 
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Measurables Review View College Player Page
How do Henry Ruggs' measurables compare to other wide receivers?
This section compares his draft workout metrics with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average.
Height
6' 0"
 
Weight
190 lbs
 
40-Yard Dash
4.27 sec
 
Vertical Jump
42.0 in
 
Broad Jump
131 in
 
Hand Length
10.13 in
 
Arm Length
30.50 in
 
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2020 Fantasy Outlook
An elite athlete, Ruggs is longer on physical skills than college production. Not that his 18 touchdowns over 26 games are anything to sneeze at, but his numbers pale in comparison to those of fellow top prospects Jerry Jeudy (his Alabama teammate) and CeeDee Lamb. Where Ruggs has them beat, however, is in pure speed and explosiveness. He ran a blistering 4.27 40 at the combine, and his 42-inch vertical and 131-inch broad jump were similarly off the charts. At 5-11, 188, Ruggs is small, though slightly larger than other NFL speedsters like Tyreek Hill and DeSean Jackson. The question is what kind of role he'll have at the NFL level. There's no doubt he'll slot in as the Raiders' key field stretcher and big-play threat - after all, he was the first receiver chosen at pick 12. But there's a big difference between getting Jackson's 90-100 targets per year and Hill's 135-140, and Ruggs has competition from tight end Darren Waller, slot man Hunter Renfrow, wideout Tyrell Williams and fellow rookie Bryan Edwards.
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Low output but good usage Week 1
WRLas Vegas Raiders
September 14, 2021
Ruggs hauled in two of five targets for 46 yards Monday in the Raiders' 33-27 overtime win over the Ravens.
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Listed as starter opposite Edwards
WRLas Vegas Raiders
September 10, 2021
Ruggs is listed as a starting wideout opposite fellow second-year player Bryan Edwards on the Raiders' posted depth chart.
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Sitting out Saturday
WRLas Vegas Raiders
August 21, 2021
Ruggs will not play in Saturday's preseason game against the Rams, Tashan Reed of The Athletic reports.
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Packs on weight in offseason
WRLas Vegas Raiders
July 29, 2021
Ruggs says he's put on 13 pounds since the end of last season, Vincent Bonsignore of the Las Vegas Review-Journal reports.
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May need to compete
WRLas Vegas Raiders
March 27, 2021
Ruggs could face veteran competition for snaps after the Raiders signed John Brown and Willie Snead to replace Nelson Agholor (Patriots), Jerry McDonald of the Bay Area News Group reports.
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