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Community pulse: A lot of love for Aidan O’Connell

We asked for your favorite 2023 Raiders’ rookie

NFL: Las Vegas Raiders at Indianapolis Colts
Aidan O’Connell
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We use our Tuesday Community Question time to dig into several different topics surrounding the Las Vegas Raiders.

This week, we took a look at the play on the field last season. Our community question was which of the Raiders’ nine draft picks was your favorite during the 2023 season.

This is a promising draft class, so there were multiple rookies who received support by our community members.

In no surprise, quarterback Aidan O’Connell received a lot of support as community members’ favorite 2023 Raiders’ rookie. It’s no surprise that O’Connell, a fourth-round draft pick from Purdue, was a fan favorite. He fought hard in a tough situation and he improved and perhaps he will be the quarterback of the future.

If not, though, he did earn the respect of the fan base as a rookie.

Here are some of your responses:

AOC kept getting better each game, not perfect. But, wow what situation to throw a 4th rounder in. He's keeper, looking forward to off-season development
AOC by far. He is one big reason we were able to cobble together a season. If we had been stuck with Jimmy G we would have had a complete collapse
"Favorite" and "most excited about" are very different. Fav was AOC just because of his maturity and poise being thrust into an impossible situation. Most excited about Mayer--he has all the tools to be in the next gen of top-5 TEs. Close second is Tre, since if DA says he's his favorite rookie receiver he's played with, who am I to argue?
I believe Tyree wilson will be a
Mayer is going to be a star

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Cheers and have a great weekend.