Oakland Raiders Mock Draft, Part 1: Rounds 7-4

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Nov 2, 2013; Fresno, CA, USA; Fresno State Bulldogs quarterback Derek Carr (4) throws a pass to wide receiver Josh Harper (3) during the second quarter of the game against the Nevada Wolf Pack at Bulldog Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Ed Szczepanski-USA TODAY Sports

Round 6, Pick 178 Overall

Selection: Josh Harper, WR, Fresno State

Fresno State wideout Josh Harper was originally a 3rd or perhaps even 2nd round grade, due to his exceptional college production, much of which came alongside current Raider quarterback Derek Carr in Fresno. Harper was a big-game, big-play wideout in college who was Carr’s second-favorite target when healthy (behind current Packer WR Devante Adams) and Carr may enjoy the prospect of having a familiar set of hands with him in Napa for training camp this year.

Harper’s draft stock fell when he put up very poor combine numbers, including a 4.64 second 40 time, adding to concerns already about his very slender frame (6’1″ and 191), mediocre route-running and injury history. But at the top of the 6th round, Harper will not only be one of the most productive college players left on the board, but he’ll also have the added bonus of familiarity with the Raider QB. It could be a perfect match of team and prospect.

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