After finishing fifth in receptions among all NFL rookie tight ends last season, the last thing on the mind of the Raiders' TE Mychal Rivera was to enjoy the fruits of his labors.
"I really looked in the mirror at myself," Rivera said Saturday after the Raiders completed a controlled scrimmage. "I knew I could do a lot better than I did last year, even though people were surprised at what I did. I have high expectations of myself."
In his second year out of Tennessee, Rivera has his sights on a won-loss record far better than 4-12, and significantly better statistics than 38 catches for 407 yards and four touchdowns.
One of the highlights Saturday was the sight of Rivera splitting a seam between veteran cornerbacks Tarell Brown and Carlos Rogers and hauling in a pass inside the 5-yard line from second-string quarterback Derek Carr.
Rivera later caught a pass from Matt Schaub in the end zone.
Rivera is ranked just 35th on our list, we we think there are much better options in drafts, even in deeper leagues.