Raiders select OT in second round


The Raiders selected Florida State offensive lineman Menelik Watson on Friday with their second-round draft pick, No. 42 overall.

The pick was acquired from the Miami Dolphins Thursday, enabling the Raiders to select D.J. Hayden at No. 2 while Miami took Dion Jordan with the third pick.

Watson, 24, had a first-round grade with some analysts but is not considered a polished player.

A native of Manchester, England, Watson (6-foot-5, 310 pounds) got a basketball scholarship to Marist College, played for one season after a redshirt year, and then pursued football at Saddleback College in Mission Viejo (Orange County). Watson played soccer during his youth in England.

Watson, who played right tackle at Florida State, will likely compete with Khalif Barnes on the right side for the Raiders, with Jared Veldheer entrenched on the left side.


Steve Corkran

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