Raiders weigh risk, reward in grabbing Maurice Hurst in fifth round

Raiders draft preview A trade up? Bradley Chubb is a target if they can get to him

Raiders draft preview A trade up? Bradley Chubb is a target if they can get to him

It was also reported on air by the Bleacher Report during their draft broadcast, that 2-3 National Football League teams had cleared him medically.

"I think I'm the best defensive tackle, one of them, in this draft", Hurst said. The Raiders traded the 75th, 152nd and 212th overall picks to Baltimore for the 65th, which they used to get Parker. There he utilized a quick first step and decent pass rush moves to get off blockers and make the quarterback move around in the pocket.

The Raiders obviously felt the risk was worth the reward in the fifth round. "But a team got a great player for very little".

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Hurst is thrilled to get the opportunity to play for the Raiders and coach Jon Gruden. Like numerous Raiders' draft picks, Hurst carries some uncertainty in addition to huge upside.

Defensive tackle was a big issue on this team, as they needed to bring in players to take some of the pressure off of Khalil Mack. The All-American this past season for MI football was ranked by Pro Football Focus as the No. 3 defensive prospect in the draft. Nelson spent his first two seasons at Hawaii before transferring. Nelson played some wide receiver in high school, but he had no career interceptions in the 2014 and 2015 seasons at Hawaii and last season at Wisconsin. Despite the setback, the Westwood native was taken 140th overall on the third and final day of the NFL Draft.

After cutting punter Marquette King last month, the Raiders found his potential replacement in the fifth round Saturday.

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Townsend led the country in punting average at 47.5 yards per attempt last fall, including 27 punts of at least 50 yards and six of at least 60 yards. This marks the fourth time the Raiders have drafted a punter with Ray Guy making the Hall of Fame and Shane Lechler going to seven Pro Bowls. "It really shocked me once I got the phone call". He said, 'Your son has to retire. "I had a late first-round grade on him". Before all this happened, he was a sure-fire first-round pick. The 6-foot-1, 310-pounder had 42 sacks in four seasons at Sam Houston State and was the Southland Conference defensive player of the year in 2016.

Isaiah Hole, The Michigan Insider: It wasn't until his third year in Ann Arbor that former MA 247Sports Composite four-star defensive tackle Maurice Hurst started making an impact for Michigan.

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