Raiders TE Darren Waller making plays in camp like Raiders WR Darren Waller. Vaulted over CB Keisean Nixon to high-point a 20-yard pass. Still has to prove he can produce consistently in featured role, including as blocker. But flashes in passing game are there.
Per John Paulsen, the Raiders let Jared Cook (68-896-6) walk without even offering him a contract, and have basically handed the keys to Waller to see what he can do. Waller is a converted receiver with ridiculous measurables now that he’s moved to the tight end position: 4.46 40-yard dash, a 99th percentile speed score, an 89th-percentile burst score, an 82nd-percentile agility score and a 96th-percentile catch radius per Player Profiler. We have him ranked 18th among TEs, with seemingly plenty of room to improve on that this season.