Tight end Mychal Rivera of the Oakland Raiders has high hopes for himself and the Raiders for the 2014 season. Last year for his first year in the NFL, Rivera had 38 catches for 407 yards with four touchdowns and ranked fifth out of all rookies in reception.
It was reported on Saturday that Rivera is looking to do better than what he did his first year as a rookie. Coming out of Tennessee, Rivera also has plans to help the Raiders with the win-loss situation.
Last year, the Raiders had a 4-12 record, and tight end Rivera is looking to help the Silver and Black improve that record. He told the press that he has high expectations for himself. Last year, spectators and analysts were surprised at what Rivera did for the Raiders. Rivera has plans on surprising analysts again for the 2014 season.
Mychal Rivera has even expressed in trying to be one of the best in the NFL league. It’s a high expectation, but so far, the kid has had an excellent first year. If he is consistent in 2014, he might have a chance at making his dream come true.
So far at camp, Mychal Rivera is doing excellent as well. Offensive coordinator for the Oakland Raiders Greg Olsen has given Rivera lots of props. In fact, Olsen has stated that Rivera is one of the most improved players on the squad.
If Rivera has improved more than last year, then that is some super good news for Raiders’ fans. This is superb news because the Raiders do not have a good veteran tight end on the squad. Basically, the Raiders are riding on rookie Rivera to be the leading tight end. So far, so good!
Anyway, with Mychal Rivera feeling good about his himself and feeling good about the Raiders is the best thing the Oakland Raiders can want from a rookie. The best part about this is that Rivera stepped up as rookie last year. Hopefully, as a sophomore with the NFL, Rivera will continue his performance and confidence.