Over the last few years, you could make the case there hasn’t been a better pick in the NFL draft for the Raiders than Maxx Crosby. He was taken in the fourth round, and looks to be well on his way to being a Pro Bowler in the NFL.
Ahead of the 2021 draft later this week, Crosby shared his draft story with the Raiders.
“You never know what can happen on day three.”@CrosbyMaxx details his emotional journey entering the 2019 NFL Draft. pic.twitter.com/NjzNBynVDd— Las Vegas Raiders (@Raiders) April 23, 2021
I thought it would be very cool to actually share my story with Crosby.
For those who don’t know, I used to edit highlight videos for collegiate athletes. (My YouTube channel is “Harris Highlights”). Crosby is one of the few players who I had the pleasure of making a tape for not once, but twice. His sophomore season and his junior season he asked me to make him a tape.
Here’s a screenshot of when he first reached out to me in 2017.
We went back and forth when putting together that highlight video, and then he reached out again in 2018 and asked for another. Crosby actually told me he was planning on declaring early, as we dropped the video with his announcement.
I’ve made personal highlight videos for hundreds of players over the years. I’ve interacted with all of them, too, but very few have impressed me as much as Crosby did. I knew if he was given a chance, he’s succeed at the next level.
Oh, and he’s a hell of a guy as well! He was always super nice and humble, and I can confirm that he still is to this day. I’m more than happy to see him enjoy this level of success.
In other Raiders’ news:
- Raiders Q&A with Sports Illustrated.
- Are the Raiders still keeping an eye on linebacker Micah Parsons?
- We’ve seen it in previous drafts, but the Raiders can’t afford to reach at pick No. 17.
- Take a look at some potential names who will be available at No. 17.