Raiders rookie 3rd round pick Eddie Vanderdoes may not have filled up the stat sheet Sunday against the Titans with only one tackle and a single QB hit registered, but he made his presence felt. Like on this play in the red zone.
Vanderdoes with the forklift. This guy was a great pick in the 3rd. pic.twitter.com/eIa7w7GZCa— Chris Reed (@LVRaidersreview) September 11, 2017
Vanderdoes uses a “forklift” to put the Titans All-Pro offensive tackle Jack Conklin on his back and help force an incomplete pass. A 3rd round rookie defensive tackle shouldn’t embarrass and All-Pro offensive lineman let alone make it look this easy. Raiders GM Reggie McKenzie may have found a real steal in the 2017 NFL Draft.
Here it is from a few different angles and in slowmotion:
How did the defense perform in week 1?
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They dominated the game
It was much better than expected
Good enough to win this game but needs to be better
Not good enough to win any other games