Raiders’ Maxx Crosby goes through insane hill workout
Maxx Crosby of the Raiders had a strong rookie season in 2019, and it looks like he’s putting his offseason to good use with a brutal hill workout:
Maxx Crosby is taking this whole hill workout thing to another level 😳 @Raiders
— The Checkdown (@thecheckdown) July 1, 2020
As you can see, the 22-year-old for the Raiders makes running up an incredibly steep incline look easy, when, in fact, most people would have a tough time even walking up such a brutal proclivity – let alone running tough drills on it.
Clearly, Crosby is looking to hone his skills following a particularly strong rookie campaign. Crosby was selected in the fourth round by the Raiders with the 109th overall pick, and the youngster immediately showed that he was deserving of a starting spot as the team’s edge pass rusher.
Though he only started 10 games for the Raiders, it’s clear that they have a star pass rusher on their hands, and his offseason work ethic makes it clear that he wants to haunt the nightmares of quarterbacks around the league.
Crosby accrued 10 total sacks in his rookie season, and he was also fifth overall in the NFL in 2019 with 16 total tackles for a loss. He also forced four fumbles in 2019, which was sixth overall in the NFL. Beyond that, Crosby was actually named as the Week 11 AFC Defensive Player of the Week after the Raiders took down the Cincinnati Bengals by a 17-10 margin.
The main factor in the game for the Raiders was, you guessed it, Crosby, who dominated Ryan Finley of the Bengals to the tune of a whopping four sacks – his career-high to this point. It seems likely, after watching his workout, that that career-high will fall next season.