Jalen Richard doesn't think the stars could've aligned any more perfectly for someone in his situation.
Richard, a running back out of Southern Miss, went undrafted and didn't even have any immediate bites to sign a free agent deal. But he got invited to try out with the Raiders at their rookie minicamp and impressed enough to get signed.
He's continued to turn enough heads that he could be making a serious run at the 53-man roster. And it's all been done with a supreme level of confidence.
The Raiders have an established starting running back in Latavius Murray and drafted DeAndre Washington in the fifth round. Taiwan Jones' role could be leaning mostly toward special teams. Particularly with Marcel Reece suspended for the first three games, there could be a spot for Richard, the story said.