The traditional fullback position may be going the way of the dinosaur in today's NFL, but those teams longing for a throwback will keep tabs on Conner.
The former walk-on emerged as a valuable special teams performer and lead blocker early in his career.
Conner is an old-school traditional lead blocker willing to sell out to knock the linebacker out of the hole. Conner has good size, explosiveness, and accuracy to clear the way.
He's athletic enough to adjust in the open field to hit the moving target, keeps his head on a swivel in pass protection, blocks inside-out, is aggressive in pass protection, will take on the bigger man, and holds up surprisingly well due to his accurate hand placement and use of leverage and determination. He is an accurate, reliable cut-blocker.
He was nicknamed "The Terminator" by his teammates. This is the lead blocker that the Raiders have needed for some time.