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A quick look at Oakland's 2014 NFL Draft picks:

Kahlil Mack
Linebacker, Buffalo
6-3, 251
1st round, 5th overall

Key Stats: At the University of Buffalo of the Mid-America Conference, Mack started 48 games with a school-record 28.5 sacks, 75 tackles for losses and 16 forced fumbles. He holds the NCAA career record for forced fumbles and is tied for the most tackles for loss. In the Bulls' 2013 opener at Ohio State, the senior from Fort Pierce, Florida contributed 2.5 sacks, nine tackles and a 45-yard interception return for a TD.

Rookie Impact: Mack is expected to rush the quarterback, either as an outside linebacker or defensive end. He reportedly compares favorably to the Broncos' Von Miller and the Packers' Clay Matthews.

Did You Know?: Mack is only the third linebacker selected in the first round by the Raiders, following Rolando McClain (No. 8 in 2010) and Rob Fredrickson (No. 22 in 1994).

Derek Carr
Quarterback, Fresno State
6-2, 215
2nd round, 36thth overall

Key Stats: Carr threw for 5,083 yards and 50 touchdowns with only eight interceptions during the 2013 season. He finished his Bulldogs career by completing 66.7 percent of his passes for 12,843 yards and 113 touchdowns in 43 games, the last 39 as a starter.

Rookie Impact: Carr will compete for playing time with projected starter Matt Schaub and backups Matt McGloin and Trent Edwards.

Did You Know?: Derek Carr is the brother of David Carr, the first overall pick of the Houston Texans in the 2002 NFL Draft.

This is the fourth time since 1981 the Raiders have selected a quarterback during the first two rounds, having taken Todd Marinovich (1991) and JaMarcus Russell (2007) in the first round and Marques Tuiasosopo (2001) in the second round.

Gabe Jackson
Guard, Mississippi State
6-4, 335
3rd round, 81st overall

Key Stats: Jackson started 52 consecutive games at left guard over four seasons for the Bulldogs, recording 47 touchdown-resulting blocks. He did not surrender a sack during his final two college seasons. Jackson finished his MSU career as a two-time All-America and two-time All-Southeastern Conference selection.

Rookie Impact: Jackson is expected to contend for playing time at left guard with former New York Giants starter Kevin Boothe, who signed with Oakland after the 2013 season.

Did You Know?: Jackson is the highest Mississippi State offensive lineman to be selected in the NFL Draft since Derek Sherrod was taken 32nd by Greden Bay in 2011.

Justin Ellis
Defensive Tackle, Louisiana Tech
6-2, 330
4th round, 107th overall

Key Stats: Ellis contributed 48 tackles during the 2013 season, including 5.5 stops for loss. He started 25 of 37 games at Louisiana Tech, contributing 102 tackles (37 solo).

Rookie Impact: A projected run-stopper, Ellis has the versatility to play nose tackle in a 3-4 defense or inside tackle in a 4-3 alignment. He adds depth behind projected starters Antonio Smith and Pat Sims and second-year player Stacy McGee.

Did You Know?: Ellis competed in football and track and field at Neville High School in Monroe. Louisiana. As a senior, he finished second in the shot putt with a toss of 152 feet at the Louisiana state 4A championships.

Keith McGill
Cornerback, Utah
6-3, 211
4th round, 116th overall

Key Stats: McGill returned an interception for a touchdown and contributed 12 pass breakups during the 2013 season. After moving from safety to cornerback following his junior season at Utah, he reportedly allowed only 16.9 percent completions during his senior season.

Rookie Impact: McGill will compete for a backup role at cornerback or safety and could contribute on special teams. Because of his size, he has the versatility to line up against big receivers or tight ends on passing downs.

Did You Know?: McGill reportedly ran a 4.51 40-yard dash at the 2014 NFL Scouting Combine and was among the leaders in the vertical and broad jumps.

In two seasons each at Cerritos College and Utah, McGill appeared in a combined 40 games, earning 34 starts – 22 at free safety and 12 at left cornerback.

T.J. Carrie
Cornerback, Ohio
6-0, 206
7th round, 219th overall

Key Stats: Carrie returned two interceptions for touchdowns in Ohio's 2013 regular-season finale against Massachusetts. As a senior, he led the Mid-American Conference with a 12.7 yard punt return average. In for seasons with the Bobcats, Carrie contributed nine interceptions, three sacks and 104 solo tackles.

Rookie Impact: Carrie will face strong competition as a backup defensive back but he has the speed and quickness to land a roster spot as a special teams contributor.

Injury Concerns: Carrie reportedly was sidelined for a portion of the 2009 season because of a torn labrum and missed the entire 2012 season because of a shoulder injury. He also did not take part in the 2014 NFL Scouting Combine because of a knee injury.

Did You Know?: Carrie, a native of Antioch, California, lettered on two state championship football teams at De La Salle High School in Concord, Calif.

Shelby Harris
Defensive End, Illinois State
6-2, 288
7th round, 235th overall

Key Stats: Harris played in 33 career games with Illinois State after transferring from Wisconsin prior to the 2010 season. As a junior, he contributed 16 tackles for loss and seven sacks and was an All-Missouri Valley Football Conference selection. In three seasons at Illinois State, he had 30.5 tackles for loss and 14 sa,cks.

Rookie Impact: With Oakland lacking proven depth at defensive end, Harris could land a roster spot if he has a strong training camp and plays well in the exhibition season.

Character Concerns: Harris reportedly missed his entire senior season in 2013 because he was released by the Illinois State team due to conduct detrimental to the team. While attending the University of Wisconsin, he reportedly was suspended by the Badgers football program for a violation of team rules.

Did You Know?: Harris' grandmother played basketball at Alabama State (1951-55) and his grandfather played basketball at Northwestern (1949-53).

Jonathan Dowling
Safety, Western Kentucky
6-3, 198
7th round, 247th overall

Key Stats: Dowling transferred to Western Kentucky after playing two games as a freshman at the University of Florida. In two seasons with the Hilltoppers, he contributed nine interceptions, eight forced fumbles and 95 solo tackles.

Rookie Impact: With prototypical size and speed, Dowling has a chance to land a roster spot despite the fact that 246 players were taken ahead of him in this year's draft. Playing only two seasons at Western Kentucky, he exhibited outstanding ball-hawking skills with the aforementioned nine interceptions and eight forced fumbles in 24 regular-season games.

Did You Know?: The Raiders chose Dowling with the seventh-round pick they received from the Seattle Seahawks in an April 2014 trade for quarterback Terrelle Pryor.

Contributing: Associated Press &
Contra Costa Times

Updated: 05-10-2014


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