There was a lot of excitement around the Las Vegas Raiders selection of RB/WR/Anything Lynn Bowden, Jr in the third round of the draft this year but apparently that titillation didn’t lead to the type of on-field ability that Jon Gruden was looking for this season.
The Raiders have reportedly traded Bowden to the Miami Dolphins in exchange for a fourth round pick, sending back a sixth rounder alongside Bowden.
Sources: The #Raiders are trading RB/returner Lynn Bowden Jr and a 6th rounder to the #Dolphins in exchange for a 4th round pick, the same pick Miami just got from Vegas. The versatile Bowden was a third-rounder this year.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) September 5, 2020
We knew that the Raiders were set at running back with Josh Jacobs and Jalen Richard, to say the least, and that they would be happy with their receivers after the early reports on Henry Ruggs III and Bryan Edwards, two fellow rookies, but Bowden not making the final roster was never really discussed. It is rare that third rounders don’t make it to the first 53-man roster.
Bowden was the 80th overall pick. Last year, the New York Jets cut Jachai Polite before Week 1 after they had made him the 68th pick in the draft.