The Oakland Raiders locked down the first of three first-spherical draft picks.
The team equipped No. 4 total preference Clelin Ferrell inked his four-One year rookie contract Tuesday. As with every first-spherical picks, the deal comes with a team option for a fifth season.
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June 18, 2019
Considered as a surprise earn at the highest of the draft, the Raiders bear glowed in regards to the defensive end’s educated-readiness and acumen to make a contribution from Day 1 as a participant and chief. Oakland defensive coordinator Paul Guenther as compared Ferrell to Bengals underrated pass rusher Carlos Dunlap unprejudiced these days. Ferrell would possibly perchance per chance furthermore no longer indulge in the traits that blow scouts away, but his consistent manufacturing and capability in every factor made the Raiders chuffed taking him with a top-five earn.
The Clemson product won the 2018 Ted Hendrick’s Award, given to the nation’s top defensive end. In his senior season, Ferrell generated 55 tackles — in conjunction with 20 for loss — 11.5 sacks, four passes defended, three compelled fumbles and two fumble recoveries, in conjunction with one for a TD, earning a consensus first-team All-American preference, first-team All-ACC and the ACC Defensive Player of the Year.
The Raiders will now turn their consideration to their other two first spherical picks, Josh Jacobs and Johnathan Abram, who bear but to stamp their rookie contracts. The club furthermore equipped the signing of 2nd-rounder Trayvon Mullen to his rookie deal Tuesday.