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NFL Rookie Free Agent Signings 2012: Oakland Raiders Land Lucas Nix, 14 Players Overall

The Oakland Raiders signed 14 rookie free agents overall in the 2012 NFL Draft. The Raiders ended up with some quality under-the-radar candidates who no one else was able to land.

  • Marqutte King, P, Fort Valley State
  • Aaron Henry, S, Wisconsin
  • Dominique Hamilton, DT, Missouri
  • Chaz Powell, CB, Penn State
  • Thomas Mayo, WR, Cal (Pa)
  • Lucas Nix, OG, Pitt
  • Conroy Black, CB, Utah
  • Dan Knapp, OL, Arizona State
  • Derek Carrier, TE, Beloit
  • Mario Kurn, LB, San Diego
  • Kaelin Burnett, DE, Nevada
  • Brandon Carswell, USC, WR
  • Rod Streater, WR, Temple
  • Ralph Guidry, DT, Kansas State
  • Corey Gatewood, CB, Stanford
  • Darius Nall, DE, UCF (TRYOUT)

Wes Bunting of the National Football Post has more on Nix, who he labels as the top overall signing for the Raiders.

A good athlete for the position who can win in the pass game and seal lanes inside as a run blocker as well. Has some upside as a power play moving lineman off the ball and looks like a capable starter in the NFL.

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