July 24, 2024

Raiders Mailbag: Top prospects to look at as NFL Combine nears …..

Julian Henry from Mississippi asks:

“Is Joe Milton III in consideration for us to draft? I think the potential is there. Are fans overlooking him?

When you take size, speed and athleticism into account, Tennessee’s Joe Milton III resembles 2023 first-round pick Anthony Richardson.

Milton is a 6-foot-5, 235-pounder with a cannon for an arm. Despite being one of the older QB prospects (23 years old) in the 2024 draft class, he has a lot of untapped potential. After winning the 2022 Capital One Orange Bowl MVP, he followed up with an impressive 2023 season, completing nearly 65 percent of his passes for 2,813 yards and 20 touchdowns in the air. The dual-threat playmaker also added seven touchdowns on the ground.

He was invited to the 2024 Reese’s Senior Bowl in Mobile, Alabama, where he flashed in practices but did not have the best outing in the annual showcase. He led the American Team in passing yards (80), however he threw two interceptions in the 16-7 defeat to the National Team.

Milton has been invited to the NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis, Indiana, and if he attends, he might not be overlooked for too much longer. He brings a lot of college experience and already has an NFL physique, so it would be wise to keep him on your radar as a potential Day 2 or 3 pick in April


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