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Oakland Raiders running back DeAndre Washington led his entire rookie class in breakaway run percentage in 2016. The stat tells us what percentage of Washington’s rushing yards come on runs of 15 or more yards, per Pro Football Focus.
— PFF Fantasy Football (@PFF_Fantasy) June 16, 2017
There is no mistake the rookie running back got a lot of playing time in 2016 as very few players can match his explosiveness in the entire league.
For example, he had 99 rushing yards on just 12 carries and two 22-yard touchdown runs during the Week 16 victory against the Indianapolis Colts.
With that being said, Washington will compliment Raiders running back Marshawn Lynch perfectly by providing the speed and quickness to Lynch’s powerful running style.
Hopefully, the Colts game was just the beginning of many more dazzling performances we will see from Washington in 2017 and beyond.
Ryan is currently a student at the University of North Carolina. He grew up in the Bay Area and has had Raiders season tickets his entire life fostering his love for the NFL. He has founded his own sports website, thejrreport.com and works at the Sports Desk for the Daily Tar Heel. You can follow Ryan on twitter @rytime98 if you want to discuss anything sports.