Las Vegas Raiders rookie running back Zamir White made his presence felt big time in the Hall of Fame game against the Jacksonville Jaguars on Sunday night.
White, a fourth-round selection by the Raiders in the 2022 NFL Draft, rushed for 52 yards on 11 carries in the Raiders’ 27-11 win over the Jaguars. He also caught three passes for 23 yards.
The former Georgia Bulldogs star had a couple of impressive plays in his preseason debut, including a run where he completely trucked a defender.
Zamir White with an ANGRY run pic.twitter.com/t3ZV0sS5Eb— Luke Sawhook 🪚🪝 (@lukesawhook) August 5, 2022
It’s a small sample size, but White certainly looks like the real deal.
After the game, the rookie running back was asked about his physical running style.
“Just grind and compete, man, that’s all we do,” said White to reporters after the game.
“[It felt] great, man,” added White when asked about trucking a defender. “Just get physical, man, that’s what I like to do.”
The backfield combination of Josh Jacobs and White should be a scary thought to the rest of the AFC West.
Actually, the entire Raiders’ offense, in general, could end up being scary this season. White, Jacobs, and wide receiver Davante Adams, along with tight end Darren Waller, are a fearsome group that could give opposing defensive coordinators a fit in 2022.
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