The Raiders today locked in their three seventh round picks to 4-year deals. Those seventh round picks are cornerback T.J. Carrie (219), defensive end Shelby Harris (235), and safety Jonathan Dowling (247).
Carrie is a cornerback out of Ohio. He was drafted primarily to compete to be the team's punt return specialist. He is a Bay Area native who grew up in Antioch and played at De LaSalle high school in Concord.
Harris played last at Illinois State. He didn't play football last year as he had been dismissed from the team for conduct detrimental. He began his college career at Wisconsin as a freshman and transferred to ISU. In three seasons at Illinois State he had 173 tackles and 14 sacks,
Dowling was the Raiders' final pick. They got the pick from the trade that sent Terrelle Pryor to Seattle. It was the final tradeable pick of the 2014 draft. Dowling is a safety by trade. The 6-3, 200-pounder is listed as a strong safety but has experience at free safety as well. He is expected to contribute on kick coverage teams early on.
Previous to these three signings, the Raiders had locked up first round pick Khalil Mack last week prior to rookie mini camp. That makes four of their eight picks now signed.