Three Las Vegas Raiders Who Have Impressed So Far

We take an inside look at three Las Vegas Raiders who have impressed the most so far in 2020.

The Las Vegas Raiders have been able to get off to an encouraging start at 3-2 thanks to a number of positive contributors.

Every good team needs players who can stand out though, and that’s what we’ll be looking at as we examine the Raider players that have impressed the most so far this season.

#1: Derek Carr

There is rarely a team in the NFL that is able to contend without having an elite quarterback at the helm. 

Thankfully, the Raiders don’t have to worry about that, knowing they have Derek Carr.

After having talked about being tired of the disrespect he’s gotten the last few years, Carr has come out on fire to begin this season.

Completing 73% of his passes for 1, 442 yards, and 11 touchdowns, Carr has already put himself in a position to finish with better numbers than even in 2016, when he was considered to be an MVP candidate.

As a byproduct, the Raiders currently have the seventh-best scoring offense in the NFL at a little of 30 points a game.

Carr has been everything the Raiders needed and more, showing fans and skeptics alike that he has what it takes to be an elite quarterback.

#2: Johnathan Abram

After basically losing his entire rookie season to injury last year, Abram has gone about setting the tone for the Raiders defense in the early going in 2020.

Abram has been everywhere, leading the team in tackles, recording one interception and two quarterback hits. 

The Raiders have needed it too, and Abram has answered the bell, already serving as leader for a young Raiders defense that has had to work through its inconsistencies. 

#3: Trayvon Mullen

With Damon Arnette out because of an injury for a number of weeks, it’s come to Mullen to serve as the Raiders lead cover cornerback, and overall, he’s done good work.

Mullen shone bright in the game against Kansas City, contributing to the Raiders' tight coverage in the second half and being able to make plays on the ball against receivers like All-Pro tight end Travis Kelce.

The Raiders need him to continue to have that level of play with Arnette out, and so far, he’s shown that he has the ability to take on that kind of responsibility. 

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