Oakland Raiders NFL Draft: 4th Round

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Nov 9, 2013; Ruston, LA, USA; Southern Miss Golden Eagles quarterback Nick Mullens (14) is sacked by Louisiana Tech Bulldogs defensive tackle Justin Ellis (70) during the first quarter at Joe Aillet Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Chuck Cook-USA TODAY Sports

The 4th round of the 2014 NFL Draft is almost over, and the Oakland Raiders have selected their two picks.  The pressing needs for the Raiders in the draft were DL, OL, CB, QB, LB, and WR.  Raider Nation was anxiously waiting to see who GM Reggie McKenzie would pick, or they were waiting to see if he would trade down.  Shortly into the 1st round, the Nation was pleased to see McKenzie take LB Khalil Mack (Hybrid drop back LB/pass rusher).  Then, in the 2nd round (day 2), McKenzie grabbed the QB he wanted in Derek Carr (Pocket passer with a strong-arm).  A little later in the 3rd round McKenzie scooped up a tough and beefy OG in Gabe Jackson.

Day 3 has taken off with McKenzie addressing the definite needs of the team.  His first choice in the 4th round was “Jelly!”  A 6′ 2″ 334 pound DL named Justin Ellis out of Louisiana Tech.  Ellis is that run stuffing/hole plugging NT/DT that can bull rush the QB.  DT/NT was a position that needed help, and the Raiders now have an anchor on the DL.

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