The Las Vegas Raiders signed former Wisconsin Badgers running back Garrett Groshek, who went undrafted in the 2021 NFL Draft. He joins a depth chart that includes Josh Jacobs, Kenyan Drake, Jalen Richard and Theo Riddick.
As a senior in the 2020 college football season, Groshek played in six games and rushed for 300 yards with a pair of rushing touchdowns on 4.5 yards per carry. He caught 22 passes for 119 yards with two additional scores. Groshek tested positive for COVID-19 early in the season and was not as effective in the Badgers’ offense as he had been the previous three seasons.
Fantasy football impact
Groshek is highly unlikely to make a significant impact in his rookie season, and his main goal should be to impress the coaching staff so much that he can make the team or be a part of the practice squad. He proved to be an effective runner at Wisconsin and was productive out of the backfield as a pass catcher.
It’s difficult to expect a ton of success for Groshek in the long term. His ceiling is likely a third down back at the professional level, but he has a long way to go in order to see the field consistently. This is an important offseason for his development as he looks to crack the Raiders roster as a rookie with plenty of factors stacked against him.