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TE Richard Gordon is sixth-round pick

Miami tight end Richard Gordon is Oakland’s sixth round pick, No. 181 overall.

Gordon visited the Raiders, according to the National Football Post, has started just 10 games in his Miami career and has a history of shoulder injuries but has a fastest time of 4.66 in the 40-yard dash and a track background in high school.

He caught 10 passes for 60 yards and has returned a punt and a few kickoffs.

The following is a report by Sporting News analyst Russ Lande:

Gordon is a four-year player & first-year starter at TE for the Hurricanes in 2010. He also contributes some on special teams. He has good size & arm length with some definite growth potential to develop for the position at the next level. He is a very good overall athlete with good speed, quickness, & agility in his play. He generally aligns as a blocker in their unbalanced formation. He is more involved in their run game, than in their pass game. He is a good position & sustain run blocker along the LOS. He shows flashes of being an
excellent finisher to the whistle. He is equally effective on the play side, as he is on the backside. He also does a good job of sustaining his blocks on the perimeter & at the 2nd level. As a receiver, he shows good quickness in his release, body control & balance in his routes, & separation quickness from M/M coverage by a LB. He has inconsistent hands & concentration with very little career production. He is primarily an outlet & underneath option, although they will try to hit him down the seam on occasion with little effectiveness.
He does not possess great elusiveness in his RAC ability. Overall, he merits strong 5th round draft consideration as a developmental #3 TE & special teams player. He has the ability to become a solid #2 TE with time, but lacks the physical & athletic upside to ever develop into a quality starting player at the NFL level. He reminds me most of former Spartan Kellen Davis [5th round-#158-CHI].

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  • Guy

    Powe is a projected 2nd that was still there, Ian Williams is still there after being projected for the 4th. Instead, Al takes an unknown TE who probably would have been an UDFA

  • lefty12

    If all these players you guys think are so great,why is that they are still there and nobody else has taken them.

  • marios

    or Patrick Devlin

  • mcskinnnylegs

    hue on nfl net now

  • aig-raiders
  • mcskinnnylegs

    52.lefty12 Says:
    April 30th, 2011 at 1:39 pm
    If all these players you guys think are so great,why is that they are still there and nobody else has taken them.

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    dumb doctors

  • Harder2000

    Any one seen Giant’s draft? DAMN, its a great draft! Drafting value has been good to them! Jealous!

  • mcskinnnylegs

    hue jax is the man

  • lefty12

    “dumb doctors”-no dumb fans

  • Guy

    I think the steelers will take Powe

  • mcskinnnylegs

    lefty watch some tape

  • J Hill

    Well,

    I guess we’re all set.

    Reece is back at FB.

    Groves and Goethel will compete for the WLB spot.

    Oline will look completely different.

    DHB is still a starter.

  • mcskinnnylegs

    dhb gotta go

  • mcskinnnylegs

    herzlich twice as good as groves and goethel put together and 4x on sunday

  • J Hill

    LT – Veldheer
    LG – Loper
    C – Wiz
    RG – Campbell
    RT – Barksdale

    I wonder what JFB will have to say about this Oline?

  • mcskinnnylegs

    im in rhode island where he is today trust me this guy can play

  • mcskinnnylegs

    delete loper please

  • lefty12

    You mean Utube highlight films,because we as fans don’t get to watch the same ‘film’ the teams get.That is why they know sooooo much more than fans.

  • noteasilyimpressed

    David Says:
    April 30th, 2011 at 1:36 pm
    Walter football is definitely taking his shots at Al Davis and deservedly so for this continuing to trade future early round picks.

    I don’t like him doing that either, unless there’s something I, and everyone else is missing here.

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    Ithink Mr. Davis didn’t mind giving up a 2012 2nd rd pick because maybe the Raiders will recieve 2 3rd rd compensatory picks for Nnamdi and Gallery when they leave for free agency.

    lefty12 Says:
    April 30th, 2011 at 1:39 pm
    If all these players you guys think are so great,why is that they are still there and nobody else has taken them.
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    EXACTLY!!!!!!!!

  • mcskinnnylegs

    cant wait till that kid proves every 1 wrong few years from now

  • Bauce Rules

    that oline is ok…..but in free agency jhill we will get two vets to be in between them youngins

  • ohioraider

    29th in run defense and Al standing pat. Why couldn’t they medicate him for the weekend? Draft is a C- at best. Way to go, old geezer!

  • marios
  • Harder2000

    KC with Powe – they have had a good draft this year, too bad! They have really beefed up their defense! Dolts has not however, thats good!

  • David

    45.mcskinnnylegs Says:
    April 30th, 2011 at 1:35 pm
    WHO SAID GOOD DRAFT? WTF U WATCHING


    Wiz 2 grades as an A. Rated by most as the # 1 center in the draft; a position in sore need for Raiders.

    Denarius Moore is a big time steal and a major coup. I’ve watched him for 4 years and this guy is the real deal. 2nd best avg yds per catch in the nation with sub par QB’s at Tennessee; not to mention 3 different coaches. Watch some film on this guy and you’ll be impressed. He was projected 3rd round at the least and we got him in the 5th.

    You have to agree that we need help at WR, or does anyone really believe Chaz Schilens will stay healthy.

  • ohioraider

    75.David Says:
    April 30th, 2011 at 2:02 pm
    45.mcskinnnylegs Says:
    April 30th, 2011 at 1:35 pm
    WHO SAID GOOD DRAFT? WTF U WATCHING


    Wiz 2 grades as an A. Rated by most as the # 1 center in the draft; a position in sore need for Raiders.

    Denarius Moore is a big time steal and a major coup. I’ve watched him for 4 years and this guy is the real deal. 2nd best avg yds per catch in the nation with sub par QB’s at Tennessee; not to mention 3 different coaches. Watch some film on this guy and you’ll be impressed. He was projected 3rd round at the least and we got him in the 5th.

    You have to agree that we need help at WR, or does anyone really believe Chaz Schilens will stay healthy.

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    Whatever you say, Mel Jr. On to the Super Bowl, right?

  • Bauce Rules

    I suppose Al either likes that practice squad guy we signed last year who was a NT or he will wait until FA begins and sign Blaine Sumner. By not selecting a LB means they must like Travis Goethel alot

  • Harder2000

    Well, at least now we will be able to compare Richard Gordon to Virgil Green as he is in Denver, really hope we win this comparison, but doubt it..

  • Bauce Rules

    Chaz is a non factor and Moore will be on practice squad

  • Harder2000

    @Bauce Rules, which practice squad guy? Kellen Heard? – he was picked up by the Bills..

  • Bauce Rules

    Im rather amazed we didnt address future for front 7……i guess when market opens Al will find someone. Hey at least we got two oline starters….i hope

  • Bauce Rules

    Well damn Harder i stand corrected…..Blaine Sumner it is I guess

  • Harder2000

    Think they did like him though, but Practice Squad is an open market.. Blaine Sumner, how is he? Dont know him..

  • Vinous

    Van Dyke: Richard Gordon, he’s a freak, man; he reminds me of Antonio Gates. We do one-on-ones, the safeties can’t guard him so the corners go against him. So he’s a great guy, good athlete, hard worker, so I’m glad he’s a part of our team.