Raiders: draft Moore, Gordon & Ausberry on Saturday

NEW YORK, NY – The Oakland Raiders finished their draft by selecting Denarius Moore, Richard Gordon and David Ausberry. Moore, a wide receiver who played 52-games while at Tennessee, tallied over 2,000 yards, 981 of them his senior season with nine touchdowns. He is another one in the long string of speedy selections in the 2011 draft. Oakland may have landed a target with a nice frame, solid hands and good work ethic with the 148th...

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“Meet The Press” For Recent Raider Draftees

Raider Head Coach Hue Jackson introduced four of his 2011 draftees to the local media; Stefen Wisniewski, DeMarcus Van Dyke, Jospeh Barksdale, and Taiwan Jones. Hear the audio from today’s press conference here:   Audio of Barksdale and Jones as they talk about being drafted by the Oakland Raiders Audio of Wiz and Van Dyke as they talk about being drafted by the Oakland...

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Taiwan Jones Tweets about becoming a member of the Silver & Black

NEW YORK, NY – Eastern Washington running back Taiwan Jones tweeted: “Want to thank Al Davis, Coach Jackson & Coach Skipper for believing in me & drafting me today. I can’t wait to suit up in the Silver & Black.” The 125th overall selection joins a talented backfield and adds more speed to a team already rich with track stars. It will be interesting to see how Hue Jackson incorporates Jones into the offense, maybe...

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Oakland Raiders: Draft RB Taiwan Jones with 125th overall selection

NEW YORK, NY – The Oakland Raiders have built a track team with this year’s draft class. With the 125th overall pick, the Silver & Black went with Eastern Washington rusher Taiwan Jones. Questions about his durability dropped Jones down many draft boards, but there is no question that he has electrifying open field playmaking abilities. The Big Sky Offensive Player of the Year suffered a broken foot late in the 2010 season, but...

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Oakland Raiders: Draft CB Chimdi Chekwa in 4th round

NEW YORK, NY – The Oakland Raiders went with more speed in the secondary in the fourth round, selecting cornerback Chimdi Chekwa with the 113th overall choice. The Ohio State product ran 4.4 seconds 40-yard dash at the NFL combine. Compiling depth at cornerback has been a theme for the Silver & Black this draft, as Chekwa joins DeMarcus Van Dyke in the secondary from this year’s class. With Nnamdi Asomugha ready to become a free...

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