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Here comes another tight end prospect for Raiders

For the second time in three picks Saturday, the Raiders selected a tight end. This time, they went with Tennessee’s Mychal Rivera, a 6-foot-3, 242-pounder.
He caught 36 passes for 562 yards and five touchdown his senior season at Tennessee. He first played collegiately at Oregon before transferring to College of the Canyons and, ultimately, Tennessee.
Earlier, the Raiders drafted tight end Nick Kasa out of Colorado. This makes sense, given the Raiders lost leading receiver Brandon Myers to the New York Giants in free agency.
The book on Rivera is that he has good hands and athleticism, but he lacks size, speed and great blocking skills.

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  • PlunkforHOF

    1st!

  • Mahlhavoc

    2nd

  • Thec

    400th

  • dr_robert

    Dr_robert Says:
    April 27th, 2013 at 1:33 pm
    The Beeech Diggity Dawg Says:
    April 27th, 2013 at 1:29 pm
    No offense to all the gay dudes on the blog (Nob Bust, etc.), but Mychal Rivera sounds like a total flamer

    I can see him tending bar at a cattle ranch style bar near Nob’s high school

    Fresh surf n turf, if you know what I’m talking about*

    (*major homo intercourse is what I’m talking about)

    **************

    major homo intercourse is what u are ALWAYS talking about.

  • SilverLining20

    The most I’ve heard about The Raiders during the draft has come in the past couple of hours from David Shaw. Lol

  • SR Raider

    Special teamer?

  • aig-raiders

    very intrigued by Murray. Hope we found a gem there.

  • 1960AutumnWind

    So we drafted a Gordan clone followed a few picks latter by an Ausberry Clone. To bad we can’t find one that can do both?

  • Mad Stork

    Calling it now:

    David Shaw – 2014 Oakland Raiders Head Coach

  • The Beeech Diggity Dawg

    Dr_robert Says:
    April 27th, 2013 at 1:37 pm
    Dr_robert Says:
    April 27th, 2013 at 1:33 pm
    The Beeech Diggity Dawg Says:
    April 27th, 2013 at 1:29 pm
    No offense to all the gay dudes on the blog (Nob Bust, etc.), but Mychal Rivera sounds like a total flamer

    I can see him tending bar at a cattle ranch style bar near Nob’s high school

    Fresh surf n turf, if you know what I’m talking about*

    (*major homo intercourse is what I’m talking about)

    **************

    major homo intercourse is what u are ALWAYS talking about.

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    ha ha, don’t get too excited, Nob. or you’ll slip into another one of your hilarious MELTDOWNS

    WRECKS N EFFECT

  • Dan78

    What did Shaw say???

  • http://www.raiders.com Silverandblack666

    2 TE’s and a micorphone!

  • http://InsidetheOaklandRaiders Goldie7

    We need a pass rusher and a nose take, please draft them Reggie.

  • PlunkforHOF

    That John Clayton commercial makes me think of MR.

  • SilverLining20

    Dan78 Says:
    April 27th, 2013 at 1:41 pm
    What did Shaw say???
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    It started with praise for Lechler and Seabass when a punter was drafted.
    But almost every other time he speaks it starts with “The Raiders or When I was with the Raiders..”

  • inonewordraider

    viva la raza!

  • RaidersAllday_LtsGeTit

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PAu8aoMGz60

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    Lativious highlights

  • lefty12

    PlunkforHOF Says:
    April 27th, 2013 at 1:43 pm
    That John Clayton commercial makes me think of MR.
    ====================
    Now that was funny!!!!!!!

  • BabySlash

    Stiff time

  • RaidersAllday_LtsGeTit

    NICK KASA highlights.. aka baby TODD HEAP

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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xH-GspDtxeo

  • inonewordraider

    been calling, like alot of us, for david shaw. but we gotta hope da is good so these projects have continuity

    lotta talent, need to groom it

  • RaidersAllday_LtsGeTit

    Dan Shonka ‏@Ourlads_Shonka 2m

    #LataviusMurrary A big downhill runner who is best tackle to tackle. Breaks tackles with power and strength. A slasher who has vision

    Retweeted by Vic Tafur

  • RaidersAllday_LtsGeTit

    Levi Damien ‏@LeviDamien 13m

    #Raiders new TE Mychal Rivera had 562 yards last season, a new single-season record for a Tennessee TE. Jason Witten had the previous record

  • lefty12

    Read one article comparing Kasa to Kevin Boss minus the head problems.

  • RaidersAllday_LtsGeTit
  • Jackie Bibby

    When you step into games and cease the moment and make plays like this, no way the regime wants nothing to do with you. They let Myers walk because they know ausberry is a ballet, they draft other tight ends because we need depth, plus I hear Kasai may be switched back to end. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M4_t0LhW04I&feature=youtube_gdata_player

  • PilagingJustForFun

    Austerity back to WR

  • RaidersAllday_LtsGeTit

    Rivera Highlights.. the dude has hands

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TMyhDNMcADw

  • http://www.redfrognetworks.com 0ak r8rs

    Latavius Murray

    04/08/13 – 2013 Central Florida Pro Day: Central Florida’s Latavius Murray generating buzz among scouts…A total of 26 NFL teams sent representatives to Central Florida’s pro day on March 20, which was also attended by Detroit Lions senior personnel executive James Harris. A total of 15 Central Florida players worked out. Latavius Murray, RB (6-foot-2 5/8, 223 pounds) – Murray ran the 40-yard dash in 4.40 and 4.38 seconds. He had a 10-foot-4 broad jump and a 36-inch vertical jump. He did the short shuttle in 4.36 seconds and the three-cone drill in 6.81 seconds. He also performed 22 lifts of 225 pounds on the bench press. Murray was not at the combine, but has had a lot of workouts with NFL teams. This is a hot prospect right now and will be a draftable guy later this month. – Gil Brandt, NFL.com

  • Dan78

    Rambo to Redskins

  • RaidersAllday_LtsGeTit

    Here is a Mychael Rivera FEATURE… Get to know your new Raiders guys

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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qnVsHutr7fw

  • SilverLining20

    Jackie Bibby Says:
    April 27th, 2013 at 1:48 pm
    When you step into games and cease the moment and make plays like this, no way the regime wants nothing to do with you. They let Myers walk because they know ausberry is a ballet, they draft other tight ends because we need depth, plus I hear Kasai may be switched back to end. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M4_t0LhW04I&feature=youtube_gdata_player
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    Whoever he man handled in that video should be out of the league..

  • RaidingTexas

    Wow, two TEs and a RB while I was away.

    Now safety and the line are the glaring depth problems.

  • dr_robert

    Haha! The ausberry crew!

    We trade for Flynn and draft Wilson and the Pryor Brigade thinks he’s still the guy.

    Ausberry never plays for two staffs, we draft two TE and the ausberry crew thinks he’s amazing.

  • Dan78

    Redskins taking Blogger favorite prospects…. Oh well…

  • alex7

    I predicted Mychal about 3 weeks ago and last night. Reggie’s attempt to get our version of Jermichael Finley minus the drops.

  • dr_robert

    Now I’m waiting for the Taiwan team to tell us how great he is.

  • rediaR

    SilverLining20 Says:
    April 27th, 2013 at 1:50 pm
    Jackie Bibby Says:
    April 27th, 2013 at 1:48 pm
    When you step into games and cease the moment and make plays like this, no way the regime wants nothing to do with you. They let Myers walk because they know ausberry is a ballet, they draft other tight ends because we need depth, plus I hear Kasai may be switched back to end. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M4_t0LhW04I&feature=youtube_gdata_player
    —-
    Whoever he man handled in that video should be out of the league..
    —————-
    Better. He’s our new starting LB!

  • itzSteve

    Are we only picking players from the Senior Bowl now?

  • CDERaider

    CDERaider Says:
    April 27th, 2013 at 1:52 pm

    CBS Sports ranks the Kasa and LaTavian as poor picks – giving C- and D+ grades..

    They were pretty high on the Raids picks up to that point.

    They did give Rivera a B grade though..

  • J Hill

    Nice RB pickup.

    Got my OT and RB. I can’t be mad at this draft.

    I like the CB, OLB, and QB picks too.

  • lefty12

    It should also be noted Murray only lost 1 fumble in his career at CF and that was when he was a freshman.

  • PilagingJustForFun

    Win

  • Marks hair

    I feel better prepared for when mcfragile gets hurt again..

  • SR Raider

    If prisco is doing the cbs grades they are worthless

  • itzSteve

    Lefty12 Says:
    April 27th, 2013 at 1:54 pm
    It should also be noted Murray only lost 1 fumble in his career at CF and that was when he was a freshman.

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    In his YouTube video, he gets hit at the line and falls forward for 3yds because of his size…

  • J Hill

    Now safety and the line are the glaring depth problems.

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    Secondary is deep.

    Jenkins, Ross, Chekwa, or Jones.

    I think one of those young pups could easily emerge.

  • RaidersAllday_LtsGeTit

    CDERaider Says:
    April 27th, 2013 at 1:52 pm

    CBS Sports ranks the Kasa and LaTavian as poor picks – giving C- and D+ grades..

    They were pretty high on the Raids picks up to that point.

    They did give Rivera a B grade though

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    These grades mean jack shizz.. nothing matters till they step on the field… nobody watches every single snap like Reggie mckenzie.. they go by off what they hear these cbs prisco ppl

  • http://www.redfrognetworks.com 0ak r8rs

    Dr_robert Says:
    April 27th, 2013 at 1:51 pm
    Haha! The ausberry crew!

    We trade for Flynn and draft Wilson and the Pryor Brigade thinks he’s still the guy.

    Ausberry never plays for two staffs, we draft two TE and the ausberry crew thinks he’s amazing.

    $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$

    I usually agree w you. But not here. Ausberry is just to big and fast not to give more of a shot too. I’m not saying he’s awesome. But it’s not even as bad as Taiwan jones. He ran straight up like a stick and was good on ST and used to be a corner. So I guess I can see him not getting a legit shot at RB. But Ausberry LOOKS like he has all the tools. Starting to believe we will never know tho. At least not while he’s in silver and black.

  • JT

    So the pack got 2 of the best Rbs in the draft…But the guy Regie picked might be a steal….