Kenyan Drake

Kenyan Drake

Preseason

Chance of Injury in 2021: question mark 41%
Chance of Injury per Game: question mark 3.1%
Projected Games missed for 2021: question mark 0.8
Durability: question mark 5

Medium Risk

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Kenyan Drake Player Overview

What You Need to Know:

  • After averaging 4.5+ yards per carry in each of his first 4 seasons, Drake mustered just 4.0 last year. That ranked 38th among 47 RBs with 100+ attempts.
  • Drake finished 44th in Elusive Rating and 39th in Pro Football Focus rushing grade among those 47 RBs.
  • He also struggled as a receiver, catching just 25 passes and averaging 5.5 yards per. Drake ranked 36th in yards per route run and 31st in Pro Football Focus’ receiving grades among 37 RBs with 30+ targets last year.
  • He dealt with a foot injury in late August and hurt his ankle in October, which might at least partly explain his inefficiency.
  • The Raiders signed Drake to a fully guaranteed 2-year, $11 million contract in free agency. It makes him the league’s 13th-highest-paid RB in terms of average annual salary.
  • He joins Josh Jacobs in Vegas’ backfield. Jacobs beat Drake in Elusive Rating, PFF rushing grade, yards per route run and PFF receiving grade last year.
  • It sounds like the Raiders view Drake as a change-of-pace, pass-catching back.
    • NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport said HC Jon Gruden "sees Kenyan Drake as a jack-of-all-trades — a joker, as they say. He’ll figure prominently in the passing game."
    • Drake on his decision to sign with Vegas: "What Coach [Jon] Gruden said [in] how he was going to use me was just being on the field in a multitude of ways -- playing receiver, playing running back. Just having the ability to kind of use my versatility as a weapon in the open field is something that really spoke to me.”
    • Gruden on his backfield in a May interview: “We think Jacobs is not only a Pro Bowl back, we think he’s an MVP-caliber back. So we’d like to see him get more and more real estate. Kenyan Drake comes in here from Arizona … well, Doug Martin had 190 touches 3 years ago when [Marshawn] Lynch went down. DeAndre Washington had 144 touches when Jacobs…

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Kenyan Drake Injury History

Date League Injury Details
Nov 11, 2018 NFL Shoulder Drake hurt his shoulder in Week 10 but was able to play through it the rest of the season.
Aug 14, 2017 NFL Head Cranial Concussion Grade 1 Drake missed 1 week of training camp with a concussion.
Aug 5, 2016 NFL Thigh Hamstring Sprain/Pull Unspecified Grade 1 Drake missed about 3 weeks of training camp with a hamstring injury.
Nov 14, 2015 Non-NFL Arm Humerous Fracture Drake missed 2 games with a broken bone in his right arm.
Oct 24, 2015 Non-NFL Head Cranial Concussion Grade 1 Drake sustained a concussion in 2015, although the exact date is unknown. He didn't miss any games.
Oct 4, 2014 Non-NFL Pedal Ankle Fracture Drake missed the final 9 games of the 2014 season with a broken and dislocated ankle.