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Las Vegas Raiders shockingly trade rookie third-round pick Lynn Bowden Jr. to the Dolphins

Vincent Frank
Lynn Bowden during NFL Scouting Combine
Feb 25, 2020; Indianapolis, Indiana, USA; Kentucky wide receiver Lynn Bowden (WO03) speaks to the media during the 2020 NFL Combine in the Indianapolis Convention Center. Mandatory Credit: Trevor Ruszkowski-USA TODAY Sport

The Las Vegas Raiders selected former Kentucky offensive weapon Lynn Bowden Jr. in the third round of April’s draft to give quarterback Derek Carr another verstatile weapon on offense.

Bowden Jr. was dominant for the Wildcats while playing quarterback, running back and wide receiver. That apparently did not transfer to the NFL.

Raiders trade rookie Lynn Bowden Jr. to the Dolphins

We’re really not too sure what to think about this. Las Vegas had previously placed Tyrell Williams on season-ending injured reserve. The team is obviously in need of more playmakers with its season set to start in about a week.

There’s likely going to be a lot more about this story in the coming days. Acquiring a fourth-round pick for a player you just selected in the third round a few months back and a sixth-round pick makes no sense at all.

The 5-foot-11 Bowden recorded 1,468 rushing yards at a clip of 7.9 yards per touch last season. That came after he caught 67 passes for 745 yards back in 2018.

Again, this is a shocking move.