Bill Musgrave Reportedly Wanted To Draft Derrick Henry Instead Of Jihad Ward
Right after Jon Gruden, there’s no one in Oakland more popular than former Raiders offensive coordinator Bill Musgrave.
On Sunday, the legend of Musgrave grew a little more.
Not only did Musgrave preside over two of the best offenses Raider fans have witnessed since Rich Gannon, he also pushed for the team to draft Alabama running back Derrick Henry in 2016.
And Musgrave was screaming for Henry first 2 rounds. Hindsight is 20/20 https://t.co/Eg16rfoKk0
— Vic Tafur (@VicTafur) January 7, 2018
The Raiders instead drafted Jihad Ward, who has been used sparingly.
One pick later, Henry was drafted by the Titans.
Henry has since emerged as one of the best young running backs in the league and steamrolled through the Chiefs on Saturday to the tune of 156 yards on 23 carries.
Give him 15 years, another few years in a broadcast booth, and maybe Musgrave will one day return to save the franchise…