By Steve Corkran
Saturday, April 28th, 2012 at 12:04 pm in Oakland Raiders.
The Raiders selected Penn State defensive end Jack Crawford with the 158th pick of the NFL draft, a pick they acquired from the Detroit Lions in a trade earlier today.
Crawford, 6-feet-5 and 274 pounds, is viewed by several so-called experts as a long-term project. They say he needs a ton of coaching and work on his technique.
Just the same, Crawford recorded 6 1/2 sacks last season in 13 games. He figures to compete for a roster spot as a backup and special teams player.
Crawford hails from London, England, and has limited football experience.