According to Geord Takata of CBS 47 in Fresno, the Raiders have contacted former Fresno State defensive backs Isaiah Green and former Bulldog Desia Dunn.
Green is expected to go undrafted and the Raiders are showing they might be interested in signing him should he indeed go undrafted. Dunn went undrafted in 2011 and was in camp with the Arizona Cardinals but was cut before the season began.
Green turned heads at his pro day when he ran a 4.34 40 yard dash. This was not a big surprise considering he ran a reported 4.29 40 early in his college career. Which means if Al Davis were still around, Green would very likely be one of the Raiders' draft picks. Forget about waiting to see if he would be interested in signing to the team as an undrafted free agent.
At 5-9, 173 pounds, he is small even for a corner. He wasn't a fulltime starter for the Bulldogs until his senior season. His statistics are not great as a defender. He had just one interception and three passes defended in ten starts. He is a raw athlete who could contribute on special teams immediately and hope to develop his skills as a corner.
Dunn too is miniscule at just 5-8, 191 pounds. The former walk-on earned a starting job with the Bulldogs and was the team's best cornerback in his junior and senior seasons. He earned a spot on the All WAC defensive second team following his senior season.
Dunn is a Northern California product who grew up in Stockton which is about an hour east of Oakland. The Raiders interest would be to bring him into camp and see if he can compete for a roster spot.
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