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Raiders finally go linebacker, make it Marquel Lee

The Raiders finally added a linebacker, choosing the former Wake Forest inside linebacker with the 168th overall pick. Atleast one linebacker figured to come this draft.

 
Raiders’ NFL draft day 2 recap — VIDEO

The Oakland Raiders stuck with defense on the second day of the NFL draft, grabbing Connecticut safety Obi Melifonwu in round two and defensive tackle Eddie Vanderdoes out of UCLA in the third round.

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Raiders take 2 more defensive players in NFL draft

The Raiders drafted Obi Melifonwu, an athletic freak of a safety from Connecticut, in the second round Friday. In the third, they took a promising, however descending, defensive tackle in Eddie Vanderdoes of UCLA.

 
Raiders believe Gareon Conley will fit culture on and off field

Perhaps one reason Oakland general manager Reggie McKenzie is so confident in his evaluation of Gareon Conley’s character is how well the Raiders have drafted and signed when it comes to limiting such off-field issues.

Raiders take chance on DT Eddie Vanderdoes

The Raiders selected defensive tackle Eddie Vanderdoes of UCLA in the third round Friday with the No. 88 overall pick.

Raiders draft freak athlete Obi Melifonwu in second round

The Raiders selected former Connecticut safety Obi Melifonwu with the No. 56 overall pick Friday in the NFL draft. He is something of an athletic specimen, one of the stars at the NFL Scouting Combine in March.

NFL’s Goodell calls marijuana unsafe for players

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell may be willing to consider allowing players to use marijuana for medical reasons, but he remains against the banned drug for recreational use.

 
Raiders need to be correct in judgment of Gareon Conley

On the day lifelong fan Tom Hanks disagreed with Oakland’s move to Las Vegas, the Raiders drafted a player with the sort of silver and black cloud hovering over his resume that defines the pick as risky and, well, a bit arrogant.

 
Raiders draft cornerback Gareon Conley despite controversy

The Raiders did their homework on Gareon Conley. Clearly, he passed. The former Ohio State cornerback, who was accused of rape this month, was taken by Oakland with the 24th pick of the first round Thursday.

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