By Steve Corkran
Saturday, April 27th, 2013 at 12:55 pm in Oakland Raiders.
The Raiders addressed their glaring need for help at tight end by selecting Colorado’s Nick Kasa in the sixth round of the NFL draft. The Raiders still have three more picks in the sixth round.
Kasa, 6-foot-6 and 269, is a converted defensive end that excels at blocking. He started every game at tight end last season and amassed 25 receptions for 391 yards and three touchdowns.
The Raiders lost starter Brandon Myers to the New York Giants in free agency. Myers was Oakland’s leading receiver last season.
With Kasa aboard, the Raiders now have three prospects competing for the starting spot. David Ausberry and Richard Gordon are the two others.