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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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  • aig-raiders

    man and now we have to wait for how long before we can see them in action? Can’t wait to see what Murray can do.

  • Al_is_theraiders

    uhhh yeah lets keep trading back…freakin gns are loving dvmbas reggie…he is already walking sore….

  • RaidingTexas

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

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

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    At least half of his grades in the 6th are C or worse. This is all crapshoot drafting at this point. nobody knows what they are getting. Could start, could be depth, could be cut by end of summer. Who knows?

    The important thing is that they did well in the first four rounds.

  • PilagingJustForFun

    Reggie came after the Wilson pick never regained stamina

  • RaidersAllday_LtsGeTit

    You guys know the Raiders almost had BARKLEY?? well its being reported.. but i bet the chiefs wanted him too.

    So it was Tyler Wilson or Matt Barkley.. both are wildcards too

  • rediaR

    Ausberry and Gordon are hardly out of the running. These are 6th rounders.

  • JT

    When did Al Davis collect so many picks trading down? probably never?…

    Reggie is doing it, and next year hell have more picks even…

  • JT

    RaidersAllday_LtsGeTit Says:
    April 27th, 2013 at 1:59 pm
    You guys know the Raiders almost had BARKLEY?? well its being reported.. but i bet the chiefs wanted him too.

    So it was Tyler Wilson or Matt Barkley.. both are wildcards too


    Prefer a SEC Qb than a UCS QB.

  • RaidersAllday_LtsGeTit

    Dont get caught up in these CBS report guys.. Kam Chancellor breaks it down

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    Kameron ‏@Kam_Chancellor 2h

    You don’t need a big name, just a big heart, and a big will to win. #BamBam

  • redshirt

    DIRT-LOT FOOTBALL Says:
    April 27th, 2013 at 1:49 pm
    THE KASA KID WAS A TRANSFORMED D.E. I THINK.. JUST SAY’N.MAYBE THEY HAVE OTHER PLANS 4 HIM.

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    I doubt it. He wasn’t having much success on the D-line and asked his coach for a switch to TE.

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

    RaidersAllday_LtsGeTit Says:
    April 27th, 2013 at 1:56 pm
    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

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

    Yea I’ll go w what Gill Brandt says (posted pro day above) for Murray over CBS sports. But I don’t like Kasa either. Don’t like tight ends that can’t catch or separate.

  • RaidingTexas

    Wasn’t Kasa the guy getting those “questions” at the combine?

  • RaidersAllday_LtsGeTit

    Henry Wofford ‏@HenryWoffordCSN 3h

    I got to hand it to Reggie McKenzie for doing a hell of job with this draft.There’s several talented running backs on the board. 5th round?

  • PurpleDrank81

    Latavius Murray is going to be a Steal 2 years down the road.

  • dr_robert

    Oak r8rs–I kinda wanna believe in ausberry too but there’s a lot of reasons to think he’s no good.

    Former wr who can’t block.

    Never was that good in college.

    Has rarely played.

    Just drafted two TE.

    Looked into Winslow.

    The ONLY reason to think he might emerge us it’s his third year, which is the breakout year for receivers.

  • Marks hair

    how many pics do we have left?

  • PilagingJustForFun

    How many we got left

  • RaidingTexas

    Two picks left. One is about 7 picks away at the moment.

  • RaidersAllday_LtsGeTit

    Senior Bowl ‏@seniorbowl 19m

    OAK takes another @seniorbowl TE in Mychal Rivera/Tenn. More H than Y with fluid routes and consistent hands. Very steady week in Mobile.

    Retweeted by Vic Tafur

  • RaidersAllday_LtsGeTit

    RaidersBeat ‏@RaidersBeat 3m

    Don’t laugh, UDFA’s a big part of Green Bay’s Super Bowl season, including Cullen Jenkins, arguably their top lineman that year.

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    Reeggie lives for UDFA tramon williams, Rod streater types.

  • RaidingTexas

    Texans picking at 198 right now, Raiders have 205 and 209.

  • RaidersAllday_LtsGeTit

    RaidersBeat ‏@RaidersBeat 9m

    #Raiders will have pick of the litter in UDFA defensive line. Agents will be waiting on that 510 area code.

  • severeraiderz

    Would have taken Barner over Murray and Marquess Wilson over Kasa and Fauria over Rivera

  • rediaR

    3 Picks left

  • RaidersAllday_LtsGeTit

    RaidersBeat ‏@RaidersBeat 13m

    Cannot overstate the massive edge #Raiders will have in signing undrafted free agents at defensive line and safety.

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    lets hope for some gems

  • redshirt

    What’s the word on the new kid, Lascivious Murray?

  • rediaR

    Redshirt Says:
    April 27th, 2013 at 2:05 pm
    What’s the word on the new kid, Lascivious Murray?
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    Big, fast, doesn’t fumble.

  • JT

    QB Tyler Wilson, Arkansas, 6-2, 215

    A football player’s football player, he’s a leader and field rat who is really, really into jacking up his team and being a screamy type who doesn’t need help lighting the fire. With a nice arm and good, sound skills, he does all the little things right in his reads with the right mentality to march an offense and get the chains moving no matter what. It would be nice if he were 6-5 and 240; he doesn’t have the prototypical size. There’s upside, with time in the weight room and a little tweaking with an NFL quarterback coach all that might be needed.

    CFN Projection: Second round

    DRAFTED: Fourth round (112th overall) by Raiders

  • PlunkforHOF

    Why does it piss me off when I see another NFL team claiming “nation” status? Just saw a hashtag from Barkley to “#eaglesnation”. THERE IS NO SUCH FVCKING THING!

  • lefty12

    You guys need to stop with the Al/Reggie comparisons.Al,RIP,isn’t around any longer.Al ran the team the way he saw fit and now it’s Reggie doing it.

  • PilagingJustForFun

    Rivera Raza!

  • aig-raiders

    76.redshirt Says:
    April 27th, 2013 at 2:05 pm
    What’s the word on the new kid, Lascivious Murray?

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    big, fast, inside runner, doesnt go down at first contact, can squat and dont fumble. Basically everythign anti-Taiwan Jones other than speed.

  • Chris in NY

    I like the Murray pick but Rivera seems like a wasted pick. This year’s Stupar.

  • Irish Boozer

    PlunkforHOF Says:
    April 27th, 2013 at 2:06 pm
    Why does it piss me off when I see another NFL team claiming “nation” status? Just saw a hashtag from Barkley to “#eaglesnation”. THERE IS NO SUCH FVCKING THING!
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    I know. I don’t like it either. Every team steals that from us.

  • RaidingTexas

    RediaR Says:
    April 27th, 2013 at 2:05 pm
    3 Picks left

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    Correct. Forgot they picked up that #233

  • dr_robert

    Bray or dysert would be interesting.

    Poyer added to the mix?

    Another rb?

  • PilagingJustForFun

    Pisses me off to!!!

  • redshirt

    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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    It’s just Kasa. Not Kasai. You’ve already posted that mistake twice. No credibility.

  • itzSteve

    Mychal Rivera’s sister is the hotty Latina girl on Glee. More hottie’s at the coliseum CAN’T be a bad thing…LOL.

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

    RaidingTexas Says:
    April 27th, 2013 at 2:04 pm
    Two picks left. One is about 7 picks away at the moment.

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

    3. Two in the 7th now.

  • SnB offense defense specialteams

    I support Reggie drafting guys to get replace the athletic “talent” from prior years. Taiwan Jones, the tight ends and getting mike Mitchell and huff outta here is right.

  • PurpleDrank81

    Murray is 6’2 225 ran a 4.33 40 and had a 1100 Yards Rushing with 15 TDS…. Give t5he guy a chance before you start slandering. I love this pick. Favorite pick of the draft

  • Jackie Bibby

    He converted from wr to te, as a ROOKIE of course he’s not gonna start right away he was still learning the position, then we switched blocking schemes all in the while competing against Meyers who’d been waiting for his chance since Zach Miller was on board and just had a great year. You’re fn retarded. Smh

  • PilagingJustForFun

    Who’s left

  • RaidersAllday_LtsGeTit

    Once Lativous Murray breaks off his first 50 yard run in the Power scheme.. he will be a Raider favorite.

    I mean Taiwan jones had one good preseason game and he was a favorite

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

    Irish Boozer Says:
    April 27th, 2013 at 2:07 pm
    PlunkforHOF Says:
    April 27th, 2013 at 2:06 pm
    Why does it piss me off when I see another NFL team claiming “nation” status? Just saw a hashtag from Barkley to “#eaglesnation”. THERE IS NO SUCH FVCKING THING!
    ———————–
    I know. I don’t like it either. Every team steals that from us.

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

    Yea. Makes me sick. I live in PA. There is a show called Jets Nation now on the FAN. Friggin BS. SOMEONE SHOULD HAVE TRADEMARKED THAT SHlT!!!

  • RaidingTexas

    Irish Boozer Says:
    April 27th, 2013 at 2:07 pm
    PlunkforHOF Says:
    April 27th, 2013 at 2:06 pm
    Why does it piss me off when I see another NFL team claiming “nation” status? Just saw a hashtag from Barkley to “#eaglesnation”. THERE IS NO SUCH FVCKING THING!
    ———————–
    I know. I don’t like it either. Every team steals that from us.

    —————————————-

    But do they have a song? We got an Ice Cube song. What local guy are they gonna get to do theirs? Daryl Hall?

  • RaidersAllday_LtsGeTit

    RaidersBeat ‏@RaidersBeat 1m

    Following the draft, I’ll be re-tweeting #Raiders UDFA reports. They’ll be fast and furious. No analysis, just RT after another.

  • http://www.raiders.com Raider O

    Skins drafted B Rambo and B Jenkins.
    F Them!

  • PilagingJustForFun

    Reggie said,” I did it por la Raza”!