The Oakland Raiders really are doing things differently this year. With a new man in charge of football operations, the years of seclusion and scant information coming from the Raiders appears to be over. In the past, re-signings of key players were sometimes never announced, let alone the signing of undrafted free agents. On Thursday, Reggie McKenzie took the Raiders one step closer to normalcy by announcing that the Raiders had signed 13 undrafted free agents.
The players signed by the Raiders are:
Conroy Black, CB, Utah
Kaelin Burnett, LB, Nevada
Derek Carrier, WR, Beloit
Brandon Carswell, WR, USC
Dominique Hamilton, DT, Missouri
Aaron Henry, S, Wisconsin
Marquette King, P, Fort Valley State
Dan Knapp, T, Arizona State
Mario Kurn, LB, San Diego
Thomas Mayo, WR, California (Pa.)
Lucas Nix, G, Pittsburgh
Chaz Powell, S, Penn State
Rod Streater, WR, Temple
Obviously, there is a very good chance that none of these guys even make the roster for the Raiders. However, with all of the off season talk about how good McKenzie is at evaluating college talent, I for one, am going to be paying special attention to this years class of undrafted free agents. If the Raiders can get just one or two to stick with the club, that would be a huge success.