Henry Ruggs
Henry Ruggs
22-Year-Old Wide ReceiverWR
Las Vegas Raiders
2021 Fantasy Outlook
The first wide receiver taken in last year’s draft (No. 12 overall), Ruggs never had a consistent role within the 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 all year, and journeyman Nelson Agholor surprisingly served as the team’s No. 1 outside receiver. Agholor is gone this year, but the team 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, the top target on the Raiders will almost certainly be tight end Darren Waller. Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed a four-year, $16.67 million contract with the Raiders in July of 2020.
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.
ANALYSIS
Agholor unexpectedly emerged as the team's No. 1 wideout and top deep threat last season, essentially filling the role that Ruggs was drafted for. Meanwhile, the first-round pick put up a 26/452/2 receiving line in 13 games, with a couple huge plays surrounded by month-long stretches of near-invisibility. With Snead and Hunter Renfrow likely competing for slot work, the top candidates for perimeter snaps are Ruggs, Brown and Bryan Edwards. The Raiders surely hope their 2020 first-round pick can step up as the top guy, but Vic Tafur of the Athletic suggests the team may actually be more confident in Edwards, who was selected 69 picks later (81st overall) in the same draft. It's possible Ruggs opens his second pro season in a rotation if he doesn't assert himself ahead of Edwards in training camp.
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Advanced NFL Stats
How do Henry Ruggs' 2020 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
58.7
 
Air Yards Per Snap
1.31
 
% Team Air Yards
17.5%
 
% Team Targets
8.2%
 
Avg Depth of Target
17.7 Yds
 
Catch Rate
60.5%
 
Drop Rate
2.3%
 
Avg Yds After Catch
5.4
 
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2020
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Receiving Alignment Breakdown
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2020 Henry Ruggs Split Stats
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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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Limited to 26 catches.
WRLas Vegas Raiders
Concussion
January 19, 2021
Ruggs (concussion) finished his rookie season with 26 catches for 452 yards and four touchdowns on 43 targets, starting 12 of his 13 games.
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Questionable to return
WRLas Vegas Raiders
Concussion
January 3, 2021
Ruggs is being evaluated for a concussion and is questionable to return to Sunday's game against the Broncos.
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One touch in Week 16 return
WRLas Vegas Raiders
December 28, 2020
Ruggs took one carry for seven yards, but he failed to catch either of his two targets in Saturday's 26-25 loss to the Dolphins.
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Available Week 16
WRLas Vegas Raiders
December 26, 2020
Ruggs is listed as active Saturday against the Dolphins.
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Off COVID-19 list
WRLas Vegas Raiders
December 24, 2020
Ruggs has come off the reserve/COVID-19 list, Paul Gutierrez of ESPN.com reports.
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