From one Air Raid WR to another: WSU’s Mike Leach connects River Cracraft with Danny Amendola

Former WSU receiver River Cracraft has been busy lately learning from other Air Raid alums like Danny Amendola and Julian Edelman

Never too high, never too low, former Washington State receiver River Cracraft has always had a pretty even-keeled personality, and that’s helped him rebound from the ACL tear he suffered in November, in WSU’s win over Cal.

Throughout his rehab, Cracraft adopted the mantra “this is but a bump in the road” and over the last few months, he’s chronicled his journey back to full health via his Twitter feed, tweeting videos of the various stages of his comeback – sprinting on a treadmill, running routes or doing one legged box jumps.

But as he prepares for the NFL Draft later this month, he’s also been hanging out with some illustrious company. In recent months, Cracraft has caught passes from the likes of Matt Ryan, Blake Bortles, Jared Goff and the Seahawks’ Russell Wilson, and picked the brains of receivers like Danny Amendola and Julian Edelman.

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In an interview on the Danny, Dave and Moore show on 710 ESPN Seattle Friday afternoon, Cracraft said he’s had some help in trying to get in touch with receivers he’s looked up to throughout his college career.

“I’ve always watched Edelman for the past four years, I really keep an eye on him and watch his tape,” Cracraft said. “Another guy I reached out to is Danny Amendola. He’s a guy that played for (WSU coach Mike) Leach.

“Actually, Leach hooked that whole thing up for me. Danny actually reached out to me, which was awesome. I’ve been watching some of those guys, and it’s great that coach Leach has hooked me up so I’ve been able to talk to guys like Danny and Michael Crabtree and Edelman.”

Cracraft, who’s in Pullman this week and who stopped by WSU’s practice on Thursday, told 710 ESPN Seattle that he’s…

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