The Oakland Raiders have a way of finding diamonds in the rough. Whether as late round draft picks or undrafted free agents, this team is chalk full of players that most of the NFL passed on. Two games into the season and this year’s unheralded find appears to be undrafted free agent linebacker Nicholas Morrow.
While Cory James has locked down one of the inside linebacker roles, the other has been split between Marquel Lee, Tyrell Adams and Nicholas Morrow. But on Sunday, Morrow really set himself apart from Adams and Lee.
First off, Morrow just played more snaps, logging 45% of the defensive snaps while Adams played 38% and Marquel Lee had the least of the group playing only 18% of the defensive snaps. But this is more than just about Morrow getting onto the field for more snaps than Adams or Lee, it’s that when he’s on the field, he flashes like neither of the other two do.