Oakland Raiders 2014 Draft Class: Film Room

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Nov 9, 2013; Salt Lake City, UT, USA; Utah Utes defensive back Keith McGill (1) tries to prevent a pass while Arizona State Sun Devils wide receiver Jaelen Strong (21) keeps his eyes on the ball during the third quarter at Rice-Eccles Stadium. Arizona State Sun Devils won the game 20-19. Mandatory Credit: Chris Nicoll-USA TODAY Sports

The Round of Steals…

Round 4: Justin “Jelly” Ellis, DT La. Tech

For those who do not know, defensive coordinator Jason Tarver is good friends with Seattle defensive coordinator Dan Quinn and what did Dan Quinn have besides a bunch of versatile pass rushers? A massive space eater with a quick first step that can play multiple positions. Meet the new Red Bryant, he has an equally as awesome name which is Justin “Jelly” Ellis. Ellis has had his weight range from 330 pounds to 390 pounds, but ideally he would be around 325 so he could play the 0, 1, 3, and even 5 technique versus certain run packages. I thought a pick like this could happen, but it would be a player such as Sutton or even Da’Quan Jones. Instead Reggie’s man was Jelly and we all know, there is always room for Jelly….0….

Just imagine 330 pounds of Jelly lined up head on with an offensive tackle on the strong side with Khalil Mack next to him in a two point stance coming off the edge to stop a run or even blitz in a 3-4 package….

Round 4: Keith McGill, CB Utah

There were a half dozen very interesting long bodied press man cornerbacks in this draft and McGill was one of my favorites. His physical prowess for a cornerback is immense. He is 6’3 210 pounds and he knows how to move a receiver off his mark. This is not a DJ Hayden sort of cornerback that is quick, explosive, and great in of coverage, instead Keith McGill is like Willie Brown, long, strong, and devastating hands. He is a little older being 25 and that is due to some indiscretions as a youth, but he has worked hard to change his image and mature as a man. McGill needs some seasoning as a cornerback, but if he can learn to be more fluid in space, he and Hayden will make a high quality tandem for a long time. One thing both young corners do well, make plays. McGill will come up and hit a ball carrier and he knows how to take an interception back the other way. This is a corner Al would love.