Just for fun and to eliminate boredom, I have prime meat tamed 10-12 135+ raptors. So, they are not maxed stats or anything. I ride through redwood, eating everything we pass. Whistle attacking a 150 car no and watching it disappear in seconds is a blast. :) make them all the highest quality saddles you can, for armor, as well. Even better. I think I will get some kibble and perfect tame some 150s, then breed super raptors. Not going to kill tamed rexes, but definitely fun.
The raptor is a good beginning mount.It is good at gathering meat and is fast. The raptor however has low stamina and health so fight smaller dinosaur to level up and then move on to fight larger dino. The raptor is a pack animal and in a group can easily kill players. It is also good at base defense if you put your raptors on aggressive and wander IN YOUR BASE WALLS. They are a good first mount and even helpful later on when you tame multiple and make a pack
Generally, you're going to want to invest in stamina and carrying weight for a while if you tame a low-level raptor. They're naturally fast,so you don't truly need many points in movement speed, and you can outrun almost all other predators, so health isn't needed either.