Raiders attend private workout with USC RB Silas Redd

Stephen Dunn

Former USC running back Silas Redd had a private workout with the Raiders in attendance last week, according to Ross Jones of Fox Sports. Also in attendance were representatives from the Chargers, Chiefs, and Bills.

The former Trojan back was at one point a top recruit at Penn State under Joe Paterno and ran for 437 yards as a freshman. He then jumped to 1241 yards as a sophomore for the Nittany Lions with seven touchdowns to earn a place on the All-Big Ten second team. When Paterno stepped down in the Jerry Sandusky scandal, Redd left the school and transferred to USC.

He could never quite get back to the form he had in his final season in Happy Valley although in his first season as a junior the Trojans, he averaged 5.4 yards per carry, totaling 905 yards with 9 touchdowns. He was plagued by injury as a senior, playing in just six games as totaling 376 yards and one touchdown.

Redd attended the scouting combine and ran a 4.7 40-yard dash along with a 37-inch vertical leap and a 10'2" broad jump.

He suffered several injuries from the end of his sophomore season through the rest of his college career making durability his biggest concern. He is currently not expected to be drafted.

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