USC pass rusher Morgan Breslin to visit Raiders

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With the draft still three weeks away, the Raiders continue their pre-draft workouts. Next week they are scheduled to host former USC defensive end, Morgan Breslin according to Ross Jones of Fox Sports.

Breslin is a Bay Area product, having attended Las Lomas High School in Walnut Creek and Diablo Valley College in nearby Pleasant Hill before transferring to USC. He is scheduled to be in the Bay Area next week to attend the 49ers' local pro day along with what is mostly all Stanford players. That visit will include a stop in Alameda before heading South to visit the Chargers.

The 6-1, 246 pound pass rusher had a fantastic season in 2012 in his first year for the Trojans. That season in 13 starts he had 13.0 sacks, 17 tackles for loss, and 62 tackles. He played in just 5 games in 2013 before being lost for the year with a hip injury. Prior to his injury, he was already on pace to match his 2012 numbers with 4.5 sacks in five games.

He was rather shockingly not invited to the scouting combine so he is relying heavily on his numbers at the USC pro day and his performances at individual visits. He helped his cause greatly at his USC pro day with a 4.65 40-yard dash, a 35.5" vertical jump and 26 reps on the 225 pound bench press.

He falls in that grey area between positions. He projects as a 3-4 outside linebacker though he has some coverage deficiencies. He could also play 4-3 defensive end but is undersized. He is projected to be drafted in either the sixth or seventh round. The Raiders currently have no picks in round six with two picks in round seven.

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