Oakland Insider: Raiders Eye Torry Holt

Farris GunningCorrespondent IMarch 16, 2009

Hello sports fans! It's time for Part III of the Search for a Veteran WR in Oakland.

We have talked about Boldin and Harrison in past articles; now we look at Torry Holt.

Holt has played for St Louis since he was drafted as the sixth pick of the 1999 NFL Draft. At 192 pounds, he ran a 4.34 second 40-yard dash and had a vertical jump of 37 inches at his NFL Combine ten years ago.

In his rookie season, he posted 53 receptions, 788 total yards, and six touchdowns on the way to the Super Bowl XXXIV championship.

In his illustrious career, he has amassed over 12,000 yards and more than 70 touchdowns. Holt has been to the Pro Bowl seven times and has been the MVP of his Rams twice.

Since this mission to find a leader for the receiving corps in Oakland began, Harrison and Holt have both been researched, and an interesting fact has been gleaned.

These two are the only receivers with multiple 1,600-yard receiving seasons.

Holt brings a lot of experience and leadership, and both would be very beneficial in the Raiders' locker room. He has great hands and still has speed to get the job done.

To boot, his character is untouchable. In the '99 offseason, he created the Holt Foundation in memory of his mother, Ojetta Holt-Shoffner. It's dedicated to supporting the fight against cancer in all forms, with a specific emphasis on children.

He'd make an immediate impact on the Raiders if they could grab him.

Silver and Black in 2009! Go Raiders!


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