Here a recap of the Oakland Raiders draft picks:
1, 15 OT, UCLA, Kolton Miller
The Raiders expect Miller to be a long-time starter. He is very athletic, but he has to work on his technique.
2, 57 DT, Sam Houston State, P.J. Hall
He was a non-combine invite. But he had a great Pro Day. Small-school dominator. He may take time.
3, 65 OT, North Carolina A&T, Brandon Parker
Another small-school star. He was a standout at the Senior Bowl. The Raiders hope he is a book-end with Miller for years.
3, 87, LB, LSU, Arden Key: First-round talent who fell because he has off-field, weight, production and durability issues. But if it all comes together, he can be a pass-rushing difference maker.
4, 110, CB, Wisconsin, Nick Nelson: A solid cover corner who is coming off a knee injury he suffered at his pro day. But he will be fine for camp. He has a chance to contribute in a backup role this season.
5, 140, DT, Michigan, Maurice Hurst: Some thought he would be a first-round pick. But a reported heart issue plummeted him down the draft board. The Raiders and Hurst are confident he is perfectly fine. If they are right, it could be a big steal.
5, 173, P, Florida, Johnny Townsend: He was considered the third best punter in this draft. The Raiders took him just after Green Bay took Alabama’s JK Scott. Townsend gets first crack to replace Marquette King.
6, 216, LB, Washington, Azeem Victor: Talented, but has character issues. Had a reported DUI last year. The Huskies suspended him twice last season, for the DUI and a for a reported failed drug test. No, I would doubt this keep the Raiders from wanting to re-sign NaVorro Bowman.
7, 228, WR, Oklahoma State, Marcell Ateman: Big kid at 6-4, 210. Good college player. Had a bad combine, running a 4.62 40. He is a good route runner and he can catch the ball, He could be a project to develop.