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Raiders go running back with their second sixth-rounder

By Steve Corkran
Saturday, April 27th, 2013 at 1:22 pm in Oakland Raiders.

The Raiders selected running back Latavius Murray out of Central Florida with the second of their four sixth-round draft picks Saturday.
Murray, 6-foot-3 and 223 pounds, is fast, strong and holds on to the ball as well as anyone. He fumbled only once in 453 rushes in college.
Murray amassed 19 touchdowns rushing and receiving last season. He averaged 5.6 yards rushing. He gives the Raiders another option at running back behind unquestioned starter Darren McFadden, along with Rashad Jennings and Jeremy Stewart.

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  • http://InsidetheOaklandRaiders Goldie7

    Uno! Thanks Cork!

  • rediaR
  • PlunkforHOF

    on the clock again

  • PurpleDrank81

    The guy ran for a 1100 yards and had 15 td’s. Has the size and speed. I love this pick. Could be a steal. Went to UCF and has that small school stigma on his back

  • rediaR

    WR here?

  • The Beeech Diggity Dawg

    That running back looks like a total tool (Nob Bust style)

    I like Kasa, I bet he can pound some major Bud Lights

    Maybe he’ll get an invite on the next Reggae Party Cruise, holla

  • http://goducks.com Sir RaiderDuck, OMS

    We just drafted Taiwan’s replacement. Who’s next?

  • alex7

    At Central Florida’s pro day, 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.

  • Jackie Bibby

    Should of went barber… not feeling Murray, like Kasai though.

  • alex7

    and he’s 230 pounds that’s a solid frame for a running back

  • http://InsidetheOaklandRaiders Goldie7

    We still need a pass rusher.

  • PlunkforHOF

    2 tE in a row?

  • http://goducks.com Sir RaiderDuck, OMS

    Another TE???

  • rediaR

    Another TE Michael Rivera

  • http://goducks.com Sir RaiderDuck, OMS

    AusGord are officially on notice.

  • Jackie Bibby

    Baccari Rambo will be this years vontez burfict..

  • aig-raiders

    Murray can squat and doesnt go down at first contact. Very intriguing.

  • Marks hair

    Murray looks like a small school stephan jackson

  • Plunketthead

    Trade DMAC for a punter

  • dr_robert

    Bye bye ausberry

  • Dan78

    We new reggie was going to pick someone from Tenn.

  • rediaR

    Rivera is the receiving TE.

    Kasa=Puts Gordon on hot seat
    Rivera=Puts Ausberry on hot seat

  • Dan78

    Is he better than Flauria???

  • The Beeech Diggity Dawg

    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)

  • CDERaider

    Another TE??? Wow – Reggie dumping Al’s guys at that spot now too …

    We *still* haven’t got a FS, NT or DE in this draft.. But we have *4* TE’s on the roster now..

    Strange pick…

  • Jackie Bibby

    Bye bye ausberry? We carried 3 te last year why wouldn’t we this year? And the competition hasn’t even started yet you sound silly.

  • ron69

    Could Mike Jenkins play FS?

  • http://goducks.com Sir RaiderDuck, OMS

    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)

    =========================================

    Supposedly, his sister is on “Glee.”

  • http://goducks.com Sir RaiderDuck, OMS

    CDERaider Says:
    April 27th, 2013 at 1:30 pm
    Another TE??? Wow – Reggie dumping Al’s guys at that spot now too …

    We *still* haven’t got a FS, NT or DE in this draft.. But we have *4* TE’s on the roster now..

    Strange pick…

    ============================================

    It means he’s following his draft board. Rivera was the highest-rated guy there, so…

  • rediaR

    It’s not like we couldn’t use some more competition at TE.

  • dr_robert

    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.

  • The_Civilian_James_Trapp

    Oh goodie. More of the ego picks

  • RaiderFan-n-KC

    RB crew for 2013

    Darren McFadden
    Rashad Jennings
    Latavius Murray
    Jeremy Stewart
    Marcel Reece
    Jon Hoese
    Jamize Olawale

    TEs can be converted into FBs,WRs, and in some cases OL

  • shutdown

    If Taiwan makes the team, it’s only for his special teams play.

  • CDERaider

    Mychal Rivera 6’3 242? A bit undersized at TE to say the least.

    Not much bigger than the RB we took..

    Had solid production at Tenn and looks like a potential sleeper.

    We still need major help at Safety and depth at NT/DE.

  • The Beeech Diggity Dawg

    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.

    ———-

    ha ha ha, calm down Nob. don’t get yourself so excited you slip into a MELTDOWN

  • RaiderFan-n-KC

    CDERaider Says:
    April 27th, 2013 at 1:30 pm

    Another TE??? Wow – Reggie dumping Al’s guys at that spot now too …

    We *still* haven’t got a FS, NT or DE in this draft.. But we have *4* TE’s on the roster now..

    Strange pick…
    ____

    Oakland signed Usama Young(FS)from Cleveland, Pat Sims (NT) from Cleveland, and signed Jason hunter (DE) from Denver (as well as drafting Sio Moore)

  • redshirt

    What are they saying about LaTvian Orthodox? NFL.com doesn’t have a grade on him.

  • dvrick

    PlunkforHOF Says:
    April 27th, 2013 at 1:17 pm
    SEAHAWKS YEAR BABY!!!

  • DIRT-LOT FOOTBALL

    THE KASA KID WAS A TRANSFORMED D.E. I THINK.. JUST SAY’N.MAYBE THEY HAVE OTHER PLANS 4 HIM.

  • 8RaiderReign8

    I like the idea of stocking up on skill players late. Especially at RB and TE. There isnt much difference from 1st to 6th in RB’s anymore.

  • CDERaider

    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..

  • Purvisman/Intrepid/Eternal Optimist

    Man! I missed a day and lookie what we did!
    Miss Tick checked in?