Matt Shaughnessy, a defensive end from Wisconsin, is the Raiders’ latest against-the-grain selection at No. 71 overall.
Shaughnessy has overcome a knee injury early in his college career and a fibula fracture as a senior, but in between was a productive player.
I’m going to go out on a limb and suggest Tom Cable will say the Raiders got exactly who they wanted, but you wonder if they weren’t poised to select Georgia Tech defensive end Michael Johnson, a height-weight-speed specimen and combine warrior who has first-round ability and mid-round college production.
Cable will not speak with the media until all selections are completed, although it’s possible some players will be made player by conference call in the interim.